6 Apr 2012

Lobbying Disclosure Bill introduced

6:09 am on 6 April 2012

Green MP Holly Walker says her member's bill, which was introduced to Parliament on Thursday, will make the political system more transparent.

The Lobbying Disclosure Bill would set up a code of conduct and a register of lobbyists.

Ms Walker says the public has a right to know who is engaged in lobbying and trying to influence public policy in New Zealand.

She says Australia, Canada and the United States already have registers of lobbyists.