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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 7 Hansard (5 August) . .

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(c) there is a public expectation that lobbying activities will be carried out ethically and transparently;

(2) calls on the Clerk to develop an ACT Register of Lobbyists and supporting guidelines with reference to the model guidelines recommended by the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure in its June 2014 Report on Lobbyist Regulation, and the Clerk will table these for the consideration of the Assembly by 18 September;

(3) requests that, in establishing the Register of Lobbyists and supporting guidelines, the Clerk considers whether it would be viable for the ACT to recognise lobbyists registered under the Commonwealth Government Register of Lobbyists;

(4) requests that, by 18 September 2014, the Speaker in consultation with the Clerk shall determine a commencement date for the new arrangements;

(5) resolves that, from the commencement date, Members of the Legislative Assembly should not knowingly allow themselves to be the subject of lobbying activities by persons or entities who:

(a) under those guidelines, should be but are not registered on the ACT Register of Lobbyists; or

(b) even though registered, conduct lobbying activities in a manner inconsistent with the ACT Lobbying Code of Conduct at paragraph 8 of this resolution (details of which conduct should be provided to the Clerk);

(6) resolves that Members of the Legislative Assembly should instruct their staff, consultants and contractors employed under the Legislative Assembly (Members' Staff) Act 1989 that, from that date, they should not knowingly allow themselves to be the subject of lobbying activities by persons or entities who:

(a) under those guidelines, should be but are not registered on the ACT Register of Lobbyists; or

(b) even though registered, conduct lobbying activities in a manner inconsistent with the ACT Lobbying Code of Conduct at paragraph 8 of this resolution (details of which conduct should be provided to the Clerk);

(7) requests the Chief Minister to direct the Head of Service under the Public Sector Management Act 1994 that, from the commencement date, ACT public sector employees should not knowingly allow themselves to be the subject of lobbying activities by persons or entities who:

(a) under those guidelines, should be but are not registered on the ACT Register of Lobbyists; or

(b) even though registered, conduct lobbying activities in a manner inconsistent with the ACT Lobbying Code of Conduct at paragraph 8 of this resolution (details of which conduct should be provided to the Clerk);


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