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In Canberra, lobbyists outnumber politicians three to one. Now there are growing calls for stronger regulation

In Canberra, lobbyists outnumber the politicians they seek to influence. 

There are 227 members of parliament compared to 705 lobbyists working for specialised firms — plus thousands more who lobby in-house for companies, unions and industry associations.
"The current code of conduct for lobbyists is about as strong and effective and cohesive as a wet tissue," said Monique Ryan, the independent Member for Kooyong.

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