Crikey absolutely hates this system where business pay to have access to political conferences and we are going to name the people who participate in this grubby fundraising technique for the major political parties, starting with the upcoming WA ALP state conference.

David Franklyn: Alinta Gas

Geoff Lewis: ASG Ltd

Roger Burrows: Australia Post

Bradley Woods: Australian Hotels Association

David Walkenhorst: Baulderstone Hornibrook

Mark Lamond: Baulderstone Hornibrook

Michael Beahan: Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Stedman Ellis: BHP Billiton Iron Ore

John Schaap: Burswood International Resort Casino

Collis Thorpe: Cable Sands

Tim Shanahan: Chamber of Minterals & Energy WA

Peter Coghlan: Chevron Australia

John Clune: Coles Supermarkets

Tim Wong: Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Nicholas Ellery: Corrs Chambers Westgarth

John Halden: CPR Communicaitons and PR

Charles Neophhytou: Doric Group

Lee Boyd: Foodland Associated

Wayne Trumble: Griffin Energy

Megan Anwyl: Hawker Britton

John Clegg: Honeywelll

John Nayton: Ilkua Resources

Richard Mickle: John Holland

Robin Sanders: Leighton Contractors

Edward Tait: Macquarie Bank

Stuart Henry: Master Plumbers Association

Kempton Cowan: Mayne Health

Glen Mcleod: Minter Ellison

Adrian Fini: Mirvac Fini WA

Wayne Zekulich: NM Rothschild & Sons

Tony Lennon: Peet & Co

Warwick Hemsley: Peet & Co

Ky Cao: Perth Energy Pty Ltd

Bruce Clarke: PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Ross Mathewson: Riley Mathewson PR

Geoff Barnsley: Spotless

Cheryl Robertson: Sun Microsystems

Les Auty: Sun Microsystems

Peter Fairelough: Telstra

Glen Kelly: WA Aboriginal Native Title Working Group

Brian Wyatt: WA Aboriginal Native Title Working Group

Wayne Bergmann: WA Aboriginal Native Title Working Group

John Cummings: WA Independent Grocers’ Association

Michael Dean: WA Police Union

Chris Cassidey: WA Police Union

Keith Kessell: Wesfarmers

Peter Clough: WMC Resources

Kerry Lovell: Woodside Energy

CRIKEY: Please send in your explanations as to why these people are shelling out the cash. What are they looking for? Why is the Native Title Working group kicking almost $5000 into the WA Labor Party. And should Aussie Post be a part of this game?


A subscriber writes:

Bradley Woods from the Australian Hotels Association and Tim Shanahan from the Chamber of Minerals & Energy WA are both former Liberal Party apparatchiks

David Franklyn from Alinta Gas is a former Hartley’s analyst

Michael Beahan from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia is a former Labor Senate President

John Halden from CPR Communications and PR is a former Labor MLC and the man who tabled the notorious Penny Easton petition.

Megan Anwyl from those charmers at Hawker Britton is a former Labor Kalgoorlie MLA.