On Monday, 4 April 2016, the Lobbyists Act 2015 came into effect.
The Act provides a regulatory framework to govern the conduct of lobbying in South Australia. The Act:
requires all lobbyists operating in the state to be registered
sets eligibility requirements for registration
requires lobbyists to prepare an annual return detailing their lobbying activities, and
prohibits the giving or receiving of success fees.
The new laws will empower SACAT to deal with applications for review where an application for registration as a lobbyist is refused or the registration of a lobbyist is cancelled.
To apply, or obtain further information about these important changes contact SACAT on 1800 723 767.