Lobbying

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Pro-Israel lobbying group Aipac secretly pouring millions into defeating progressive Democrats
American Israel Public Affairs Committee has disguised its efforts to undermine pro-Palestinian candidates

Chris McGreal

17, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Foreign agent scheme omitted from UK national security bill
Plans to require lobbyists to register their work for other countries delayed as key details yet to be worked out

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

11, May, 2022 @4:10 PM

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Revealed: betting giants lobbied UK government over proposed crackdown
Documents show gambling firms warned Treasury officials against tightening up industry laws

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

07, May, 2022 @9:15 PM

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Matt Hancock’s stay at mansion of Randox founder revealed by FoI request
Former health secretary never declared hospitality from head of firm connected to lobbying scandal

Rob Evans, David Pegg and Felicity Lawrence

24, Apr, 2022 @12:40 PM

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Bid to overhaul Victoria’s political donation laws to target ‘backdoor’ funding and ‘loopholes’
MP Clifford Hayes says reform is needed to rebuild public trust in political parties

Benita Kolovos

29, Mar, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Victorian donation, lobbying and political advertising rules need an overhaul, report says
Centre for Public Integrity says payments at fundraisers captured, but not attendance fees

Benita Kolovos

25, Mar, 2022 @5:38 AM

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Queensland premier admits ‘blurring’ of lobbying rules may require changes to the law
Comments come amid questions over the duties of Annastacia Palaszczuk’s former deputy chief of staff at a Labor-aligned lobbying firm

Joe Hinchliffe and Ben Smee

24, Mar, 2022 @6:32 AM

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Ex-minister who warned on sanctions works for oil trader linked to Russia
Alan Duncan’s employer Vitol has stake in vast Arctic exploration project backed by the Putin regime

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

20, Mar, 2022 @10:30 AM

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‘It’s assumed I am on the scrounge’: MPs’ views on second-job limits
Read some of the submissions to the committee considering new rules on second jobs and Commons behaviour

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

17, Mar, 2022 @6:53 PM

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Tory MPs lobbied committee over ‘impractical’ second jobs rules
Many say they disagree with time limits on outside work as Labour leader accuses PM of breaking promise

Jessica Elgot and Rowena Mason

17, Mar, 2022 @5:06 PM

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Plans to cap UK MPs’ earnings from second jobs dropped
Exclusive: ministers tell Commons standards committee that a ceiling on such earnings would be ‘impractical’

Rowena Mason and Jessica Elgot

17, Mar, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘It’s wrong’: expert calls on Queensland to ban political donations from lobbyists
Accepting donations from lobbyists ‘defeats the purpose of donation transparency’, says public policy expert

Ben Smee

15, Mar, 2022 @4:30 PM

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