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Integrity Act 2009 – 1 July 2014

Integrity Regulation 2011 – 3 May 2013

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A designated person (defined in section 12 of the Act to include a member of the Legislative Assembly, a statutory office holder, a chief executive of a department or a public service officer, a senior executive or senior officer, etc) may ask the Queensland Integrity Commissioner for advice on an ethics or integrity issue involving the person.

  • Sections 3, 6, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, Schedule 2

A member of the Legislative Assembly may request a meeting with the integrity commissioner on interests issues for the member. For the definition of ‘interests issues’, refer to section 11 of the Act.

  • Sections 11, 22, 23

Any entity may apply in the approved form to the Queensland Integrity Commissioner for registration as a lobbyist. A ‘lobbyist’ is defined as an entity that carries out a lobbying activity for a third party client or whose employees or contractors carry out a lobbying activity for a third party client. For the definition of ‘lobbying activity, refer to section 42 of the Act. Note: An entity that is not a registered lobbyist must not carry out a lobbying activity for a third party client.

  • Sections 41, 42, 49, 51, 53, 55, 56, 71

The Queensland Integrity Commissioner may approve a lobbyists code of conduct. Lobbyists must comply with the lobbyists code of conduct. The lobbyists code of conduct may impose obligations on lobbyists to give the integrity commissioner information about lobbying activities carried out by them.

  • Section 68

An entity that has engaged a lobbyist to undertake a lobbying activity must not give, or agree to give, to the relevant lobbyist or a related person for the relevant lobbyist a success fee in relation to the lobbying activity carried out.

  • Section 69
Reason for law

To encourage confidence in public institutions. (Section 4)

Relevant links

Queensland Integrity Commissioner

Register of Lobbyists

Lobbyists code of conduct

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