When you’re a big company that operates in sensitive areas and needs the support of government, there’s common approach to political donating: spread the love around.

Here’s how some of Australia’s biggest donors — all with vested interests in government decision-making — put out in the last financial year.

Manildra Flour Mills:

Australian Labor Party (N.S.W. Branch) – $40,400 (4 donations)
Australian Labor Party (State of Queensland) – $3000 (2 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)- $20,500 (2 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia – NATIONAL – $13,983 (3 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) – $14,500 (4 donations)
National Party of Australia (Queensland) $1165.00 (2 donations)
National Party of Australia – N.S.W $1,800.00 (1 donation)
National Party of Australia – NATIONAL $29,100 (3 donations)

John Connolly and Partners:

Australian Labor Party (ALP) – NATIONAL – $13,900 (3 donations)
Australian Labor Party (South Australian Branch) – $1,500.00 (1 donation)
Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch) – $12,825.00 (1 donation)
Australian Labor Party (Western Australian Branch) – $3,000.00 (1 donation)
Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) – $5,500.00 (1 donation)
Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) – $14,500 (3 donations)

Philip Morris Ltd:

Liberal Party (W.A. Division) – $2,500.00 (1 donation)
Liberal Party of Australia (S.A. Division) – $10,000 (3 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) – $21,200 (5 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia – NATIONAL – $35,000.00 (1 donation)
Liberal Party of Australia (Queensland Division) – $5000 (2 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia (Tasmanian Division) – $7000 (2 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) – $10,400 (3 donations)
National Party of Australia (Queensland) – $5,000.00 (1 donation)
National Party of Australia (N.S.W.) – $2,475.00 (1 donation)
National Party of Australia – NATIONAL – $20,000.00 (1 donation)
National Party of Australia – Victoria $6,800 (2 donations)

Macquarie Bank:

Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch) – $1,499.00 (1 donation)
Australian Labor Party (ALP) NATIONAL -$13,940 (2 donations)
Australian Labor Party (N.S.W. Branch) – $1,214.00
Australian Labor Party (N.S.W. Branch) – $66,659 (21 donations)
Australian Labor Party (South Australian Branch)- $750.00 (1 donation)
Australian Labor Party (Tasmanian Branch) -$4,181.00 (2 donations)
Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch) – $25,000.00 (1 donation)
Liberal Party (W.A. Division) Inc. – $3,250.00 (2 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia (S.A. Division) – $2,000.00 (1 donation)
Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) $20,850 (3 donation)
Liberal Party of Australia (ACT Division) – $2,420.00 (1 donation)
Liberal Party of Australia – NATIONAL – $32,000.00 (2 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia (Queensland Division) – $7,000.00 (2 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia (Tasmanian Division) – $17,500.00 (3 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) $95,500 (8 donations)
National Party of Australia – NATIONAL $13,900 (4 donations)

Westfield:

Australian Labor Party (ALP) – $104,000.00 (2 donations)
Australian Labor Party (N.S.W. Branch) $93,600 (6 donations)
Australian Labor Party (South Australian Branch) $56,900 (3 donations)
Australian Labor Party (State of Queensland) – $3,500.00 (1 donation)
Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch) – $3500 (3 donations)
Australian Labor Party (Western Australian Branch) – $650.00 (1 donation)
Liberal Party of Australia NATIONAL – $160,000.00 (1 donation)
Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) $12,000 (5 donations)

Westfield Design and Construction:

Australian Labor Party (State of Queensland) – $3,200.00 (2 donations)

Leighton Holdings:

Australian Labor Party (ALP) – NATIONAL – $51,485.00 (2 donations)
Australian Labor Party (N.S.W. Branch) $43,630 (7 donations)
Australian Labor Party (Northern Territory Branch) – $5,000.00 (1 donation)
Australian Labor Party (South Australian Branch) – $7700 (3 donations)
Australian Labor Party (State of Queensland) – $500.00 (1 donation)
Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch) – $10,000.00 (1 donation)
Liberal Party of Australia (S.A. Division) – $3,000.00 (1 donation)
Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) – $15,700 (5 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia – NATIONAL – $55,000.00 (2 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia (Queensland Division) – $3,500.00 (2 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) $32,550 (14 donations)
National Party of Australia – NATIONAL $15,100 (4 donations)
The Liberal Party of Western Australia Pty Ltd – $2,500.00 (1 donation)

Australian Hotels Association:

Liberal Party of Australia – NATIONAL – $45,700.00 (2 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) -$3,500.00 (1 donation)

Australian Hotels Association (NSW):

Australian Labor Party (N.S.W. Branch) – $45,510 (5 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia – NATIONAL – $5,000.00 (1 donation)
Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) – $18,000 (5 donations)
National Party of Australia – N.S.W. – $14,076.00 (1 donation)

Australian Hotels Association Inc:

Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) – $1000.00 (1 donation)
National Party of Australia – Victoria – $1,100.00 (1 donation)

AHA SA Branch:

Australian Labor Party (South Australian Branch) – $61,450 (16 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia (S.A. Division) – $53,940 (7 donations)

British American Tobacco Australia Ltd:

Liberal Party (W.A. Division) Inc – $2,500.00 (1 donation)
Liberal Party of Australia (S.A. Division) – $6,000.00 (2 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) – $18,000.00 (2 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia – NATIONAL – $25,000.00 (1 donation)
Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) – $62,810.91 (14 donations)
National Party of Australia – NATIONAL – $16,600.00 (2 donations)

Tenix Pty Ltd:

Australian Labor Party (N.S.W. Branch) – $39,960 (8 donations)
Australian Labor Party (South Australian Branch) – $24,000 (6 donations)
Australian Labor Party (Western Australian Branch) – $3,300.00
Liberal Party of Australia – NATIONAL $15,000.00 (2 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia (Tasmanian Division) – $15,000.00 (2 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) – $31,700 (12 donations)
National Party of Australia – NATIONAL – $6,600.00 (2 donations)

Mirvac Group:

Australian Labor Party (N.S.W. Branch) – $77,000 (4 donations)
Australian Labor Party (State of Queensland) – $25,000.00 (1 donation)
Liberal Party of Australia (Queensland Division) – $19,500 (4 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) – $15,000.00 (1 donation)
National Party of Australia – N.S.W. – $15,000.00(1 donation)

Hardie Holdings:

Australian Labor Party (N.S.W. Branch) $17,400 (4 donations)
Liberal Party of Australia, NSW Division – $15,500.00 (3 donations)

Peter Fray

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