We worked out how many tobacco lobbyists end up in government, and vice versa. It’s a lot

Thu, 1 Jun 2023 15:32:46 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"We’ve just revealed the extent of the close relationship between tobacco
lobbyists and government, in the first Australian study of its kind.

Our study, published today, found about half of people involved in tobacco
lobbying held positions in Australian governments before or after working for
the tobacco industry.

This “revolving door” between tobacco lobbyists and government is a key
political lobbying mechanism to influence public health policy.

So we urgently need to strengthen the rules and legislation around lobbying if
we are to avoid industry influencing policies on issues such as tobacco control
and vaping."

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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