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The Australian Government Lobbyist's Registry is the main way to track lobbying activities in Australia.
By creating multi-billion dollar contracts with large multinational firms for the handling of asylum seekers, the Australian government has pushed us to the edge of outsourcing, writes Janine O'Flynn of the University of Melbourne.
The UK Electoral Commission maintains a database of private campaign donations and public election funding to UK political parties.
The University of Melbourne's Sarah Maddison argues Australian democracy is like a frog slowly boiling to death.
The Guardian's Ian Traynor looks at the rising influence of corporate lobbying on the European Union.
OpenAustralia.org aims to make government figures and documents easily accessible.
The EU's Transparency Registry provides information on lobbyists and lobbying activities in the European Parliament and Commission.
EXPLAINER: The Melbourne Law School's Andrew Mitchell looks at the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal which will significantly effect the working of democracy.
Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson makes a case for why lobbyists benefit democracy.
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