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The hidden consequences of a lobbying ban

November 10, 2011


Negative headlines surrounding the lobbying industry continue as the government continues to drag its feet on the issue of a statutory register of lobbyists. But the 'cure' being proposed - a ban on secret lobbying - could end up being worse than the disease. And could be the first steps to PR becoming a restricted profession - ironically reducing the numbers who can talk to politicians - and even the media.