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May 28, 2013

The Power Index: election deciders, the moneybags at #7

"It's a battle of ideas, not money," says Clive Palmer of the election. But the two aren't mutually exclusive. So who's holding the bag for their respective leaders -- and who's providing the cash? The Power Index investigates.

Cathy Alexander — Freelance journalist and PhD candidate in politics at the University of Melbourne

Cathy Alexander

Freelance journalist and PhD candidate in politics at the University of Melbourne

“It’s a battle of ideas, not money.” — Clive Palmer to Crikey on election donations, May 2013

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2 thoughts on “The Power Index: election deciders, the moneybags at #7

  1. Sam

    Judging by the number of Liberal billboards everywhere I go, they’re completely awash with money. But it’s true that money isn’t everything. You can also receive a donation of a spacious office from which to run your campaign. This has been generously provided to my local Liberal candidate.

  2. Cathy Alexander

    Interesting tip Sam. And saving on rent for – what, 3-4 months? is quite significant.

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