Crikey has put together a list of the biggest union and corporate contributors to the Victorian branch of the ALP, between 1998 and 2001.

Total Funding
98-99 $7,271,190 99-00 $6,971,800 00-01 $5,386,889 total 19,629,879

Top 10 biggest union contributors (extra donations in brackets)

Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
98-99 $246,561 ($80,000)
99-00 $130,738
00-01 $198,254
total $575,553 ($80,000)
Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association
98-99 $152,840 99-00 $168,665 ($47,000) 00-01 $189,974 total $511,479 ($47,000) Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing and Allied Services Union of Australia (CEPU)
98-99 $128,044 ($22,000) 99-00 $126,687 ($7,000) 00-01 $113,562 total $368,293 ($29,000) National Union of Workers
98-99 $85,968 ($5,000) 99-00 $121,775 ($27,000) 00-01 $134,726 total $342,469 ($32,000) Australian Workers Union (VIC)
98-99 $138,901 99-00 $57,828 00-01 $111,801 total $308,530 Australian Liquor, Hospitality & Miscellaneous Workers Union
98-99 $136,233 ($16,000) 99-00 $87,500 00-01 $64,660 ($20,000) total $288,393 ($36,000) Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union
98-99 $87,300 ($14,000) 99-00 $53,235 00-01 $98,567 total $239,102 ($14,000) Australian Services Union
98-99 $102,384 ($10,500) 99-00 $65,296 ($10,000) 00-01 $49,091 total 216,771 ($20,500) Transport Workers Union of Australia (VIC)
98-99 $53,963 ($20,000) 99-00 $92,655 00-01 $62,647 total $209,265 ($20,000) Textile, Clothing & Footwear Union of Australia
98-99 $44,842 ($14,575) 99-00 $54,265 ($5,000) 00-01 $21,489 total $120,596 ($19,575)

Corporate donations to the Victorian Branch of the ALP (non-donation payments in brackets).

Progressive Business Association – ALP fundraising front company.
98-99
99-00
00-01 $170,000 ($13,147)
total $170,000
Nine Network – part of Kerry Packer’s PBL empire
98-99 ($1,850) 99-00 $100,000 ($11,000) 00-01 $8,000 ($12,100) total $108,000 ($24,950) Consolidated Press – Packer’s print company
98-99 99-00 00-01 $10,000 total $10,000 Crown – also owned by Kerry Packer and the largest casino in Australia.
98-99 99-00 ($10,000) 00-01 $8,000 total $8,000 ($10,000) Tattersall’s Holding – secretive pokies giant
98-99 $100,000 ($1,500) 99-00 $10,000 ($10,000) 00-01 $8,000 ($6,400) total $118,000 ($17,900) State Trustees (John Lloyd) – a Labor-friendly will
98-99 $112,969 99-00 00-01 total $112,969 Diana Gibson – widow of Liberal MP, worth $110 million
98-99 $6,000 99-00 $100,000 00-01 total $106,000 Hudson Conway – Lloyd William’s casino campany
98-99 99-00 $50,000 00-01 $58,000 ($13,000) total $108,000 ($13,000) Maurice Blackburn & Co. – Labor lawyers
98-99 $58,000 99-00 $35,000 ($4,500) 00-01 total $93,000 ($4,500) Macquarie Bank – millionaire factory and transurban creator
98-99 $24,000 ($800) 99-00 $32,000 ($11,000) 00-01 $20,000 ($7,700) total $76,000 ($19,500) Lion Nathan – Brumby launched Vic. pub raid for them
98-99 99-00 $70,000 00-01 total $70,000 Becton – Max Beck’s Labor loving developer
98-99 99-00 $40,000 ($10,000) 00-01 $20,000 total $60,000 ($10,000) Transfield – big Victorian government contractor
98-99 99-00 $51,500 ($10,000) 00-01 $8,000 ($13,000) total $59,500 ($23,000) Walker Corp. – Australand controlled Labor-friendly developer
98-99 99-00 $55,000 00-01 total $55,000 Village Roadshow – biggest liberal donor in past 5 years
98-99 99-00 $50,000 ($2,000) 00-01 $1,600 ($1,600) total $51,600 ($3,600) ABN Amro – winner of county court financing
98-99 99-00 $50,000 ($10,000) 00-01 ($11,000) total $50,000 ($21,000) Slater & Gordon – Labor lawyers
98-99 $30,000 ($1,000) 99-00 $15,000 ($2,000) 00-01 $4,000 total $49,000 ($3,000) Tabcorp Holdings – pokies giant with former Labor MP running government affairs
98-99 $30,000 ($1,000) 99-00 $10,000 ($10,000) 00-01 $8,000 ($13,000) total $48,000 ($24,000) Australian Hotels Association – campaigner against smoking bans
98-99 ($2,000) 99-00 $20,000 ($14,950) 00-01 $28,000 ($4,200) total $48,000 ($21,150) Lend Lease – big Docklands developer
98-99 99-00 $10,000 ($2,000) 00-01 $30,000 total $40,000 ($2,000) Grollo – biggest Victorian builder
98-99 99-00 $25,000 00-01 $8,000 ($13,000) total $33,000 ($13,000) Grocon – as above
98-99 99-00 ($10,000) 00-01 $8,000 ($2,000) total $8,000 ($12,000) . Westpac Corp. – owns Bank of Melbourne, whose boss joined Major Events board
98-99 $10,000 ($1,000) 99-00 $20,000 ($12,000) 00-01 total $30,000 ($13,000) Bank of Melbourne – Anne Sherry’s baby
98-99 99-00 00-01 $8,000 ($2,000) total $8,000 ($2,000) Super Communication – Labor spinners
98-99 $12,500 99-00 $20,000 00-01 $2,500 ($3,300) total $35,000 ($3,300) Multiplex Construction – John Roberts’ Labor-friendly builder
98-99 99-00 00-01 $33,000 total $33,000 Smorgon Steel – huge construction industry supplier
98-99 $17,000 99-00 $15,000 00-01 total $32,000 Equiset – more Grollo
98-99 99-00 $25,000 ($10,000) 00-01 total $25,000 ($10,000) Howard Smith
98-99 99-00 $25,000 00-01 total $25,000 Leighton Holding – Australia’s biggest builder
98-99 $4,000 ($2,000) 99-00 $10,000 00-01 $8,000 ($13,000) total $22,000 ($15,000) Holding Redlich – Labor lawyers
98-99 99-00 ($8,500) 00-01 $20,750 ($6,400) total $20,750 ($14,900) Biffin
98-99 99-00 $20,000 00-01 total $20,000 Hastings Fund – Mike Fitzpatrick’s union-friendly fund manager
98-99 99-00 $20,000 ($2,970) 00-01 total $20,000 ($2,970) Mirvac Victoria – Docklands and Waverley developer
98-99 99-00 $20,000 ($10,000) 00-01 total $20,000 ($10,000) Amcor – tree loppers
98-99 99-00 $10,000 00-01 $10,000 total $20,000