The one place lobbyists won’t replace public servants

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.

Erin Noordeloos

Erin Noordeloos

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