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Kate Lundy

Kate Lundy

Kate Lundy was an ACT Senator (ALP) for 19 years. In 2012-13, during the Gillard government, she was Sports Minister and held assistant ministerial posts in innovation and technology. Immediately upon leaving politics Lundy took up directorships with a sport technologies network and the NRMA, and was soon appointed to the federal government’s Cyber Security Research Centre board. In addition, from 2016-2018 Lundy was employed by the ACT Government as Defence Industry Advocate. While in this role she became a director of Electro Optic Systems, a Canberra-based weapons systems manufacturer, which exports its products to Saudi Arabia and the UAE (both countries are accused of war crimes in Yemen).

Karl Bitar

Karl Bitar

Karl Bitar is a former political campaign director, serving under Julia Gillard in her 2010 Federal election campaign. His use of past political connections and inside knowledge has been criticised in his current executive role as a board member for James Packer’s Crown Resorts Ltd.

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Less than two weeks after quitting parliament for health reasons, Mike Kelly, member of the powerful Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, accepted a job leading Palantir Technologies Australia. Palantir is a US datamining corporation that has worked for the Pentagon and the CIA.

Wayne Myers

Wayne Myers

Wayne Myers was a board member of QLD Government Owned Corporations whilst a lobbyist. Myers lobbied for (Indian) coal miner Adani, seeking entry in QLD. Myers became a director of the QLD arm of Australian Water Holdings, exploring coal seam gas industry (water/pipeline monopoly) opportunities.

Tracey Winters

Tracey Winters

Tracey Winters was an approvals consultant at gas companies Woodside Energy and Sasol Chevron, before moving into government roles, including for a federal resources minister during approval of eastern Australia’s first CSG-LNG projects (for BG Group/QGC and Santos). Following the CSG-LNG approvals, Winters re-joined the gas industry: BG Group (vice president environment); Caltex; and Santos Ltd (government and public affairs).

Gary Gray

Gary Gray

Current Positions Federal Minister for Resources & Energy (Mar-Sep 2013) Federal Minister for Tourism (Mar-Sep 2013) Federal Minister for Small Business (Mar-Sep 2013) Minister for...

Craig Emerson

Craig Emerson

Trade minister during federal sign-off of QLD’s Santos/BG CSG-LNG projects. Set up lobby firm 1 month after exiting parliament. Santos became a client. President of Australia China Business Council of NSW.

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