There is nothing wrong with lobbyists trying to influence the government. But we should know why they’re at Parliament House and who invited them.
Parliament House can be a strange place to work.
In one particularly memorable moment of my seven years in the building I found myself passionately singing Love Is In The Air to Labor powerbroker Stephen Conroy.
The occasion was a recording industry event at parliament’s Queens Terrace cafe on an evening in late March 2018.