What Is Lobbying?

 

The promoting, opposing, or attempting to influence the introduction, defeat, or enactment of legislation before a legislative body, as well as opposing approval, amendment, or veto.

Lobbying is an important and valuable toolset in ensuring the health and fairness of any democracy. Often people feel their views are not heard, and this helps those who have a stake in government policy and decisions to convey their views based on their experience, expertise and desired outcomes in a modern and changing world.

A lobbyist is someone who attempts to influence government policy, legislation or department decisions on behalf of ether their own organisation or that of a client. Lobbyists are professionals with deep knowledge of the way the federal government works.

A lobbyist can be either an in-house professional working directly for corporations and special interest groups, or they can be professional engaged as consultants..