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With all but one of his advisory firm’s 10 high-end clients severing ties, Dylan Whitelaw’s lobbying career has suffered a major reversal of fortune.
Tony Abbott and Dylan Whitelaw (Image: Face ook/Private Media)
A 22-year-old former public servant and Young Liberal who almost overnight became one of the nation’s most “successful” political lobbyists has been dumped by almost all his clients amid an anti-corruption scandal.
Dylan Whitelaw set up lobbying firm Macquarie Advisory Group late last year after working as a “senior adviser” to former NSW planning minister Anthony Roberts, and within weeks disclosed a string of major property clients.
Despite his firm having no telephone, website or office, Whitelaw was hired to “lobby” the NSW government by 10 different companies, including Sydney commercial building company J Group and UAE-based developer Arada, run by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi and Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal.
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About the Author
Anthony Klan is an investigative journalist and editor of independent news outlet The Klaxon. He specialises in exposing corporate malfeasance and government corruption and has won multiple awards, including the Walkley award for business journalism.
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