4 Apr 2023

Transparency International pleased with lobbying changes

From Morning Report, 6:07 am on 4 April 2023

The government's attempts to bring greater transparency to the lobbying industry is being hailed a great start by Transparency International's New Zealand branch.

It's chief executive, Julie Haggie, says regulation should have been in place already.

The government will strip swipe card access to parliament for lobbyists, seek a voluntary code of conduct for firms, and will rewrite the cabinet manual setting clear expectations around what minister's do immediately after politics.

Haggie spoke to Guyon Espiner.