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Interactions with representatives from non-government or commercial organisations

2.82 In a democracy, everyone has the right to make representations to Ministers on matters that concern them. Ministers will receive a large number of requests for meetings with people and organisations seeking either to influence government policy, or to position themselves for providing services.

2.83 It is a valid and appropriate aspect of a Minister's role to engage with representatives of non-government and commercial organisations. Care should be taken, however, to avoid creating a perception that representatives or lobbyists from any one organisation or group enjoy an unfair advantage with the government.

Last updated: 
Saturday, 24 June 2017

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