Humanities and Social Sciences
Year 8 Politics Lobby Groups

Lobbying and interest groups


Media resources

Source: What is an interest group?, 2016, August 12,Virginia Public Access Project,

Source: Who runs the country? Lobbying in Australia/The Drum, 2019, September 1. ABC News (Australia)

Environmental Action Groups

Definitions and terms

Action group

Lobby group

'Lobbying' (also 'lobby') is a form of advocacy with the intention of influencing decisions made by the government by individuals or more usually by lobby groups; it includes all attempts to influence legislators and officials, whether by other legislators, constituents, or organized groups. Wikipedia


Stakeholders are the people who stand to lose or gain in your topic.The advantage of knowing the stakeholders is that when you evaluate information a stakeholder produces, you already understand why they produced information, so you understand their bias, or perspective.



Social Action groups