Feb 1, 2010

Mayne digs some donations data dirt

The annual deluge of political donations data was dropped by the AEC today, containing a stack of interesting revelations. Stephen Mayne sifts through the dirt.

Stephen Mayne — Journalist and Founder

Stephen Mayne

Journalist and Founder

The annual deluge of political donations data was dropped by the AEC at 9am today and as usual it contains a stack of interesting revelations that requires many hours of sifting.

However, the cynical decision by Wayne Swan and Kevin Rudd to drop the latest Intergenerational report at lunch time today means, as usual, the campaign finance disclosures won’t receive nearly the attention they deserve.

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3 thoughts on “Mayne digs some donations data dirt

  1. Chris Maltby

    “who is behind Toga Pty Ltd, which donated $60,000 [to Labor]?”

    The Toga Group own and operate a hotel chain, including Vibe, Medina, Travelodge and others. They have an application for a new hotel development in Bondi Beach on the site of the former Hakoah Club which has been called in under the “state significant development” provisions of Part 3A of the NSW EP&A Act for determination by the Planning Minister and not the local council. A number of substantial contributions were made to NSW Labor around the time of the call-in. The dates and amounts are listed on the NSW Electoral Funding Authority website or the Greens Democracy4Sale website.

  2. harrybelbarry

    Did the Greens get any donations ????

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