The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) is continuing its examination of influencing practices in Queensland and has today called for the public to share their views.
The CCC will further explore how influence and access to government and public sector decision-makers is obtained, the corruption risks that may arise with influencing practices and whether existing legislative, regulatory and reporting mechanisms are adequate in safeguarding and mitigating those risks. While in many circumstances access to government decision-makers is conducted legitimately and in accordance with existing regulations, corruption risks may still arise.
A discussion paper titled, ‘Influencing practices in Queensland: Have your say’ was published today on the CCC’s website inviting submissions on a range of topics related to influence, decision-making and transparency in Queensland.
In addition to the receipt of submissions, the CCC’s further work will involve:
- Assessing the extent to which contact between lobbyists and government and opposition representatives are being accurately recorded by public authorities. The audit will involve examining the records of a sample of public authorities, including state government departments and local councils, as well as Members of Parliament and ministerial offices. The audit will also consider the adequacy of public agencies’ existing frameworks and their policies and procedures for managing and recording interactions with lobbyists.
- Consultation with individuals or groups involved in influencing practices.
Submissions close on Friday 15 July 2022.
For more information on the CCC’s continuing work in examining influencing practices and to obtain details on how to make a submission, you can access the discussion paper ‘Influencing practices in Queensland: Have your say’ at:
The CCC is an independent agency combating major crime and reducing corruption for the benefit of the Queensland community.
Editor's note: on 11 July 2022, the CCC extended the deadline for submissions to Friday 29 July 2022.