Why ex-pollies could be a health hazard

Revolving door between politics and industry poses a risk to public health: study

Ex-politicians may be a health hazard when they turn lobbyist and use their insider knowledge to promote the interests of the food, alcohol and gambling industries, researchers say. 

revolving door

This “revolving door” between politics and business undermines the creation of evidence-based health policy, unfairly favouring the interests of industry over the public’s needs, according to a study in Public Health Research and Practice.

Deakin University researchers analysed the employment history of 122 lobbyists who had been