Most watchers of government might have suspected that restructures and redundancies were used to quietly get rid of the worst performers. Some have se
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DEPARTMENTSDepartment of Parliamentary Services, National Capital Authority, Parliamentary Budget Office
TAGS Lobbying, Department of Parliamentary Services, Parking, Parking lot, Parliament Budget Office, public car park, National Capital Authority
They’re behind the scenes, in ministers’ offices and writing policy — generally displacing public servants in a number of ways — but there’s one place a Senate committee has objected to seeing lobbyists.
Public servants attending meetings or working at Australian Parliament House won’t have to fight lobbyists for a precious car park.
The Department of Parliamentary Services has confirmed that lobbyists will remain banned from the secure and open air car parks at parliament house.
Park spots have become so hotly contested that a two reviews are being conducted to learn why they are full as early as 8am, and which groups can be culled from access.
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Harley Dennett is editor at The Mandarin based in Canberra. He's held communications roles in the New South Wales public sector and Defence, and reported for titles including Crikey and the Star Observer.
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Most watchers of government might have suspected that restructures and redundancies were used to quietly get rid of the worst performers. Some have seen it first hand. Now, it's official.