Property developers and development companies are public spirited fellows. In 2007-07 they provided $5.1 million of the $13.9 million which AEC figures show was donated to the three major political parties.

To get an idea of who contributes what to whom, Crikey has analysed the returns which companies and individuals declared to give figures for Labor, Liberal and the Nationals as well as a total.

In some cases we have not yet been able to determine the basic interest of donors and any help our readers can provide to fill in the blanks will be appreciated.

Lobbying groups come in second with total donations of $826,849 followed by various forms of the finance industry with $733,485.

Labor

Liberal

Nats

Total

Manildra Group

$348,300

$173,900

$70,450

$592,650

ethanol

Westfield Group

$339,560

$242,440

$582,000

property/
development

Tabcorp Holdings Limited

$185,500

$86,795

$55,370

$327,665

gaming

Macquarie Group Limited

$150,075

$156,200

$4,000

$310,275

finance

Leighton Holdings Limited

$136,025

$152,510

$15,380

$303,915

property/
development

Westpac Banking Corporation

$159,280

$112,420

$20,000

$291,700

finance

E Thornley and T Ellery

$280,200

$280,200

labor politician

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia

$116,370

$136,598

$13,385

$266,353

lobbying group

Village Roadshow Limited

$203,700

$50,000

$253,700

property/movies

Mineralogy Pty Ltd

$85,000

$100,000

$60,000

$245,000

Mining developer Clive Palmer’s company

Australian Hotels &
Hospitality Association Inc.

$131,409

$54,718

$49,506

$235,633

lobbying group

ANZ Banking Group Limited

$75,000

$150,000

$225,000

finance

Buildev Development
(NSW) Pty Ltd

$98,057

$102,864

$9,091

$210,011

property/
development

ABN AMRO Australia Pty Ltd

$77,675

$121,705

$1,100

$200,480

finance

Ferrara Holdings Pty Ltd

$200,000

$200,000

A trust 16 Kings Park Avenue, Crawley, WA, Australia

Mulpha Australia Ltd

$200,000

$200,000

property/
development

Grocon Pty Ltd

$141,000

$54,091

$195,091

property/
development

Argos Investments
Pty Ltd and
Thomas Hotel Group

$103,805

$56,000

$30,000

$189,805

property/
development

Coles Group Limited

$82,000

$82,000

$23,500

$187,500

retailer

Walker Corporation
Pty Limited

$85,800

$100,000

$185,800

property/
development

Coca Cola Amatil

$107,300

$75,500

$182,800

soft drinks

iOM Pty Ltd

$174,588

$174,588

outdoor
advertising

Meriton Apartments
Pty Limited

$105,000

$65,000

$170,000

property/
development

Medicines Australia Inc

$62,636

$101,526

$164,162

lobbying group

British American
Tobacco Australia

$159,759

$3,300

$163,059

tobacco

Tenix Pty Limited

$44,276

$96,520

$11,510

$152,306

developer formerly with defence section

Employers Mutual Limited

$71,000

$80,000

$151,000

finance

Adelaide Brighton Ltd

$25,000

$125,000

$150,000

cement

Terrace Tower Holdings
Pty Limited

$60,000

$86,120

$146,120

property/
development

Johnson Property Group
Pty Limited

$109,050

$35,500

$144,550

property/
development

Thiess Pty Ltd

$88,315

$53,182

$141,497

property/
development

Stockland

$70,720

$62,199

$132,919

property/
development

Payce Consolidated Ltd

$120,636

$11,450

$132,086

property/
development

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

$49,429

$74,465

$1,024

$124,918

accountants

Mirvac Group

$92,500

$30,900

$123,400

property/
development

Philip Morris Limited

$89,550

$30,100

$119,650

tobacco

Multiplex Group

$79,610

$39,000

$118,610

property/
development

CSR Limited

$49,335

$43,250

$20,725

$113,310

building products, sugar

Jefferson Investments
Pty Limited

$1,000

$71,900

$40,000

$112,900

Deutsche Bank

$29,250

$80,000

$109,250

finance

Land SA

$39,900

$25,000

$43,409

$108,309

property/
development

Maurice Blackburn

$105,200

$105,200

solicitors

Inghams Enterprises
Pty Limited

$100,000

$100,000

chickens

Wesfarmers Limited

$35,000

$45,000

$20,000

$100,000

major conglomerate

Hong Kong Kinson
Investment Ltd

$100,000

$100,000

Marbal Pty Ltd

$100,000

$100,000

Beijing Austchina Technology

$99,980

$99,980

telecommunications

Transurban Limited

$41,070

$45,415

$7,040

$93,525

toll road operator

Goldman Sachs JBWere

$37,550

$49,190

$3,300

$90,040

finance

Almona Pty Ltd

$8,800

$80,000

$88,800

property/
development

Pricewaterhouse Coopers

$40,564

$46,984

$87,548

accountants

FKP Limited

$44,665

$42,680

$87,345

property/
development

Bradcorp Holdings Pty Ltd

$72,259

$14,350

$86,609

property/
development

The Village Building Co Limited

$3,400

$62,510

$16,000

$81,910

property/
development

Consolidated Properties
Group Pty. Ltd.

$18,427

$63,000

$81,427

property/
development

Mambare Pty Limited

$79,684

$79,684

property/
development

Beneficiaries of NFEF

$77,925

$77,925

J J Richards & Sons Pty Ltd

$65,000

$10,000

$75,000

waste management

Adstream Marine Services
Pty Limited

$25,000

$25,000

$25,000

$75,000

Australand Holdings Ltd

$46,400

$28,500

$74,900

property/
development

Clayton Utz

$24,690

$47,400

$2,600

$74,690

solicitors

AHL Investments Pty Ltd

$44,745

$29,900

$74,645

finance

Hardie Holdings

$30,750

$43,000

$220

$73,970

property/
development

SingTel Optus Pty Ltd

$33,915

$39,930

$73,845

telecommunications

Devine Limited

$31,305

$37,450

$68,755

property/
development

Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd

$37,350

$26,475

$3,000

$66,825

Packer

John Holland Pty Ltd

$23,350

$42,000

$65,350

property/
development

WA Stockwell Pty Ltd

$31,353

$29,591

$3,000

$63,944

property/
development

NSW Taxi Council Ltd

$26,936

$34,794

$727

$62,458

taxis

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

$26,460

$29,515

$3,300

$59,275

finance

Accor Asia Pacific

$44,900

$10,000

$54,900

property/hotels

Mr David Ian Darling

$54,600

$54,600

Beneficiaries of
National Building
Foundation

$53,096

$53,096

Kings Beach #2 Pty Ltd

$52,000

$52,000

property/
development

Freeway Land Company
Pty Ltd

$51,000

$51,000

property/
development

Gerard Corporation Pty Ltd

$50,200

$50,200

manufacturing

Berkeley Road
Developments Pty Limited

$25,000

$25,000

$50,000

property/
development

Big State Earthmoving
Pty Ltd

$50,000

$50,000

property/
development

Grollo Australia Pty Ltd

$50,000

$50,000

property/
development

Kendall Grange Properties
Pty Limited

$25,000

$25,000

$50,000

property/
development

Rutherford Land Company
Pty Ltd

$50,000

$50,000

property/
development

The Gandel Group Pty Ltd

$50,000

$50,000

property/
development

Transfield Corporate
Pty Limited

$30,000

$20,000

$50,000

property/
development

Mr Bradley O’Carroll

$50,000

$50,000

Mr Peter Edwards

$50,000

$50,000

Rocky Bottom Creek Pty Limited

$25,000

$25,000

$50,000

Shimmering Bronze Pty Ltd

$50,000

$50,000

Stuka Pty Ltd

$50,000

$50,000

Hunter Land Pty Ltd

$12,500

$36,500

$49,000

property/
development

Power Industries Pty Ltd
ATF The Power Property Trust

$32,000

$15,000

$2,000

$49,000

property/
development

Macquarie Telecom Pty Ltd

$48,814

$48,814

finance

Buildev Aviation Pty Ltd

$48,124

$48,124

Parker & Partners Pty Ltd

$29,240

$17,061

$46,301

lobbying group

Suncorp-Metway Limited

$21,450

$20,500

$4,000

$45,950

finance

Ventura Bus Lines Pty Ltd

$33,400

$11,700

$45,100

Corporate Advisors
Australia Pty Ltd

$15,000

$30,000

$45,000

Allianz Australia Ltd

$43,000

$43,000

finance

Babcock & Brown
Australia Pty Ltd

$21,000

$22,000

$43,000

finance

NSW Nurses Association

$40,736

$40,736

union

Bridge Cove Pty Ltd

$40,000

$40,000

Garda Proprietary

$40,000

$40,000

Zero1Zero

$37,500

$37,500

tv and film

Medibank Private

$17,780

$19,025

$36,805

health insurance

Optometrists Association
Australia (NSW Division)

$18,200

$18,300

$36,500

lobbying group

Resort Corp Pty Ltd

$35,000

$35,000

property/
development

Jae My Holdings P/L

$15,000

$19,000

$34,000

Brisbane Display &
Shopfitting Pty Ltd

$2,000

$29,500

$2,000

$33,500

Merck, Sharp & Dohme
(Australia) Pty Limited

$10,150

$23,085

$33,235

pharmaceuticals

Ivany Investment Group

$20,000

$12,500

$32,500

finance

Godfrey Hirst Australia Pty Ltd

$15,150

$15,000

$30,150

manufacturing

Teys Bros (Holdings) Pty Ltd

$30,000

$30,000

beef processor

ETSA Utilities

$15,000

$15,000

$30,000

electricity distribution

Health Insurance
Restricted Membership
Association of Australia

$30,000

$30,000

lobbying group

Greenfriars Pty Ltd

$30,000

$30,000

property/
development

M/- Robert A &
Jennifer E Ferguson

$30,000

$30,000

Holding Redlich

$29,477

$29,477

solicitors

Metcash Limited

$29,091

$29,091

wholesaler

Mowburn Nominees

$29,000

$29,000

Central Equity Limited

$18,000

$10,000

$28,000

property/
development

Wingate Properties Pty Ltd

$27,580

$27,580

property/
development

Buildev Administration Pty Ltd

$27,502

$27,502

property/
development

Friendly Society
Medical Association
Limited

$12,500

$14,000

$26,500

pharmacies

Slater & Gordon Ltd

$25,770

$25,770

solicitors

Mr Harold Mitchell

$25,000

$25,000

advertising

Hot Springs Pty Ltd

$25,000

$25,000

manufacturing

DPC Administration Pty Ltd

$25,000

$25,000

property/
development

Flynn Apartments

$25,000

$25,000

property/
development

Cornwall Stodart

$25,000

$25,000

solicitors

Mr & Mrs J.D & R Woodward

$25,000

$25,000

Mr Peter N Yunghanns

$25,000

$25,000

M/- Lesley Clark

$22,168

$22,168

Austereo Group Limited

$21,000

$21,000

media

Oakden Investments Pty Ltd

$500

$20,000

$20,500

property/
development

Colliers International
Holdings (Australia)
Limited

$20,300

$20,300

property/
development

Rayna Pty Ltd

$20,000

$20,000

distributor – chinese

Tattersalls Holdings Pty Ltd

$20,000

$20,000

gaming

Formidable Pty Ltd

$20,000

$20,000

lobbying group

Network Ten Pty Limited

$20,000

$20,000

media

Belford Productions Pty Limited

$20,000

$20,000

media – Alan Bedford Jones

The Marley Accommodation
Centres

$20,000

$20,000

property/
development

Maron Investments Pty Ltd

$20,000

$20,000

quarries

Wagner Investments Pty Ltd

$20,000

$20,000

quarries

A.A. Scott Pty Ltd

$20,000

$20,000

transport/
Mt Gambier

Mr and Mrs Ian McCauley

$20,000

$20,000

Mr Andreas Antonius Agterhuis

$20,000

$20,000

Mr John Charles McGauran

$20,000

$20,000

Mr Leonard Darling

$20,000

$20,000

Mr Patrick Thorne

$20,000

$20,000

WG Admin Pty Ltd

$20,000

$20,000

Brown Consulting (QLD)
Pty Ltd

$19,800

$19,800

engineers

Baulderstone Hornibrook
Pty Ltd (SA)

$19,736

$19,736

property/
development

Knox Michael Knox

$5,500

$13,000

$18,500

Macquarie Health Corporation Ltd

$10,500

$7,700

$18,200

health care

Sherman Group Limited

$16,400

$16,400

Jumbuck House Pty Ltd

$15,000

$15,000

beef cattle

Chebmont Pty Ltd

$15,000

$15,000

woodchips

Mr Paul Salteri

$15,000

$15,000

NSW Business Chamber Limited

$12,500

$2,200

$14,700

lobbying group

Manolas Properties Pty Limited

$14,250

$14,250

property/
development

Bickham Court Group

$14,000

$14,000

property/
development

Wingate Properties Pty Ltd

$14,000

$14,000

property/
development

Ernst & Young

$13,500

$13,500

accountants

SPTCom Pty Ltd

$13,500

$13,500

Australian Private
Hospitals Association Ltd

$13,200

$13,200

lobbying group

QBE Insurance Group Limited

$12,500

$12,500

finance

Bradken Resources Pty Ltd

$12,500

$12,500

Res Publica

$12,037

$12,037

LHMU Fighting Fund

$12,000

$12,000

Cannon Hill Developments Pty Ltd

$11,230

$11,230

P & N Beverages Pty Ltd

$11,000

$11,000

Tiffany Development Pty Ltd

$11,000

$11,000

Watou Holdings Pty Ltd

$10,433

$10,433

Focus Publishing Pty Ltd

$7,960

$7,960

Justa Pty Ltd

$5,000

$5,000

Northgan Pty Ltd

$2,500

$2,000

$4,500

Hewchester Pty Ltd

$500

$500

Mr Gary Spence

$500

$500

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