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Video guide for new lobbyists

Download the video guide for new lobbyists (MP4, 9.3MB) or click play on the video below.

Transcript

The Integrity (Lobbyists) Act 2016 authorises the 'Code of Conduct for Registrants and Lobbyists'. This Code of Conduct emphasises the values of 'honesty, sincerity and professionalism' from registrants and lobbyists.

This video is intended to guide new registrants through the features of the website, including security and passwords, the application process, and some of the features of the 24/7 service.

The website supports most mobiles and tablets as well as desktop computers.

This is the homepage of the lobbyists website. It's here that members of the public can view the register of lobbyists. This includes viewing the names of lobbyists, Australian business numbers, and the date on which lobbyists' details were last updated. Please note - contact details for lobbyists are not visible to members of the public.

If you are applying to register, click on the register link on the home page. You'll find it in the top right-hand corner. The first thing you'll need to do is enter an email address. This will become your registered email address, so please ensure it's an address that you check regularly to ensure messages from the Public Sector Commission will not go unread. Such messages might be about your application to register as a lobbyist, or they could be reminding you of the requirements for quarterly confirmation or other matters relating to your registration as a lobbyist.

You may also need to complete a simple security check. In the case shown here you are asked to select the pictures that contain trees. Click to verify, then press the button 'create new account', and an email will then be sent to your registered email address. This will include a link back to the website so you can continue with your application. Click on this link. You must create a password and also provide the information required to enable your application to register as a lobbyist to be properly considered. A summary of the information is shown here, but full details of the information required are available on the website.

As part of the registration process, new registrants must complete and submit a statutory declaration. The statutory declaration must be signed and properly witnessed. A copy must be sent to the Public Sector Commission by email and the original hard copy sent to the Public Sector Commission by mail. The Public Sector Commission will advise you on the outcome of your application.

Once you become a registered lobbyist you'll be able to log in to the register of lobbyists website at any time to check, amend or update your details. In addition, to remain on the Register of Lobbyists, it is important that you confirm and update your details each quarter. To assist you in this, you will receive a reminder email at your registered email address. The email will include a link to the confirmation page. Simply click on the link, check that your details are correct, and update them if necessary.

So, in summary, to register as a lobbyist — enter an email address, create a password and provide the information required to enable your application to register as a lobbyist to be properly considered. This includes emailing a copy of the signed and witnessed statutory declaration. Once you've submitted everything, the Public Sector Commission will consider your application for registration.

Once you become a registered lobbyist, is recommended that you log in to the lobbyists website to check, amend, or update your details. You will receive an email each quarter to remind you about the quarterly confirmation process.

Should you require any further help please contact us using the details shown on the screen (Register of Lobbyists, Public Sector Commission, 2 Havelock St, West Perth 6005. Email: lobbyistsregister@psc.wa.gov.au. Ph: (08) 6552 8550. Web: www.lobbyists.wa.gov.au)