23 Mar 2023

Academics' three-point plan to clean up political lobbying practices

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 23 March 2023

Academics have come up with a three-point plan to clean up the lobbying industry amid a RNZ investigation this week.

Today, we've been reporting on how tech giants, the pharmaceutical industry and multinational energy companies are lobbying the government.

Cases include a lobbyist asking for a section of a bill to be deleted on behalf of a client, and Google getting an early heads-up about when a paper on internet content regulation was going to Cabinet.
Max Rashbrooke is a writer on democracy and economic inequality.

He spoke to Kim Hill.