"TWO companies with strong links to the Rudd Government have emerged as the biggest lobbyists on the federal political scene, dwarfing most other players in terms of staff numbers and client lists. Labor campaign adviser Hawker Britton and government-linked Government Relations Australia are the big two in thelobbying world, each representing companies with billions of dollars in turnover in the corridors of power. The level of their interests has been revealed for the first time in the Register of Lobbyists, created by Kevin Rudd to increase transparency in the political process. It reveals the previously shadowy world of lobbying includes 132 companies employing 370 individuals who make their living attempting to influence government decisions. They work on behalf of 983 clients ranging from small industry associations to multinational mining giants."