Pressure groups may use a variety of methods to pursue their requirements. These include:

  • lobbying state members and the Parliament via petitions, letters and deputations;
  • consulting with ministers or senior public servants;
  • hiring professional lobbyists;
  • taking legal action through injunctions or appeals to higher courts;
  • campaigning for, or opposing, certain candidates at elections;
  • demonstrating outside Parliament and government offices or marching in the streets;
  • using the industrial muscle of strikes for political purposes.