The purpose of the register is to make information available to the public on the identity of those communicating with designated public officials on specific policy, legislative matters or prospective decisions.
Lobbyists must report on their interactions with the Designated Public Officials.
Section 6(4) of the Act requires each public body to publish a list of designated public officials of the body.
The purpose of the list is twofold:
to allow members of the public to identify those persons who are designated public officials
to act as a resource for lobbyists filing a return to the Register who may need to source a designated public official’s details