Who Lobbies?

Any individual or organisation can petition government, but the most active industries hiring lobbyists include health, insurance, banks, technology, energy and mining.

For many Australians, lobbying conjures images of powerful multinational corporations working to persuade politicians behind the scenes.  Basically, that is what lobbying is.  The big banks, mining and energy giants, pharmaceutical companies, social media and big tech companies all engage lobbyists.  And lobbyists also work on behalf of not-for-profits and community groups including special interest groups, human rights groups, educational organisations and environments organisations.