Lobbying – insider versus outsider strategies
Such insider-outsider activity in the RFA debate included lobbying of key members of the WA Parliament and of CALM by representatives of the large timber companies active in the south west forests. Lobbying is known to have taken place during establishment of the original RFA in WA and before the Liberal government’s ‘backflip’ (pers. comm.). This form of lobbying fits neatly the resource mobilisation model as explained earlier.