Your latest email contained reference to the amount Pauline Hanson received from the AEC in electoral funding for her failed bid.
As I understand the next most successful candidate was Tony Windsor, Independent Member for New England.
His electoral return reveals:
He received total electoral donations of $$56,121.00 from 234 donor. Of those 234 donors 31 made contributions of more than $250.
I’ll return to those donors in a second.
Windsor declares that he spent close to $76,828 on his campaign.
This leaves him
in the hole
That’s when the AEC funding kicks in.
How much did he receive? Well, the AEC site reports he received $89,562.89.
By my maths that leaves him $68,855.89 in front.
After the election Windsor was reported as saying that any money he received, apart from meeting his election expenses went on raffle tickets and the like.
That’s a heck of a lot of raffle tickets.
Returning to the contributors. There were 31 major contributors.
Who were some of them?
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia $$3,000.00
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd $3,500.00
Hill’s Transport Pty Ltd $$6,500.00
The Sporting Shooters Assn $5,000.00
An interesting lot really; chemists, agricultural chemicals manufacturers/wholesalers, a transport company and the gun lobby.
I just wonder what they think he will do for them?