Guidance for Designated Public Officials

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Introduction

The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 (no 5 of 2015) (the Act) was signed into law in March 2015, and commenced on 1 September 2015.

Designated Public Officials (see page 3 for an explanation of who these are) are not subject to rules regarding the registration and reporting of lobbying. Their interactions when lobbied must be reported by the lobbyists in accordance with the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015. These guidelines have been drafted to ensure that Designated Public Officials understand how the system works, how they fit in to it and their part in supporting the effective implementation of the legislation.