David Cameron’s controversial adviser Lynton Crosby is set for a cash windfall with the election of Tony Abbott’s new Liberal government in Australia. New filings to the Australian lobbyists register reveal that CrosbyTextor — a firm Crosby owns jointly with pollster Mark Textor — has increased its portfolio of clients from, errrr, zero to twenty.
While the tobacco industry bodies which have embarrassed David Cameron are not currently listed as clients, CrosbyTextor’s roster includes a swathe of contruction and property interests, Big Oil, venture capital and investment firms, private healthcare and public sector outsourcing companies.
We can’t see who CosbyTextor’s UK clients are — because its shadowy London operation has shunned the transparency initiatives adopted by nearly all mainstream public affairs companies.
Perhaps this goes some way to explaining why the Lobbying Bill will do virtually nothing to deliver lobbying transparency.
MORE: Here’s the full list. If there’s something we should know about these companies then please get in touch.
- Almona Pty Ltd
- Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Ltd (APPEA)
- Australian Rugby League Commission Limited
- Benedict Recycling Pty Ltd
- Beta Renewables
- BlackBerry Australia Pty Ltd
- Gruppo Pizzarotti
- M and G Group
- Brenex Australia Pty Ltd
- Corporate Health Services Pty Ltd
- Cape York Group Limited
- Leda Holdings Pty Ltd
- Mortlake Consolidated Pty Ltd
- Parramatta Leagues’ Club Ltd
- QGC Pty Ltd
- Reconciliation Australia Limited
- Taemas Group Pty Ltd
- Urban Development Institute of Australia (New South Wales Division)
- Amy Gillett Foundation
- Plenary Group