Jan 29, 2016

Mayne: top 10 political donations of all time

As "donation day" approaches, Stephen Mayne reveals his 10 favourite tales about election campaign finance.

Stephen Mayne — Journalist and Founder

Stephen Mayne

Journalist and Founder

The Australian Electoral Commission will do its annual dump of all state and federal political donations data for 2014-15 at 9am on Monday, February 1.


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6 thoughts on “Mayne: top 10 political donations of all time

  1. Norman Hanscombe

    When the details do come out, let’s hope it will be dealt with by the Crikey Commissariat as news, rather than an excuse to regurgitate its stale prejudices.

  2. mikeb

    I green & the rest Liberal recipients. Did I read that right?

  3. Lee Tinson

    “Sydney based developer’s mum…” I’m always mildly surprised at how little a sleazy state government pollie ( or any other sort … oh wait! There is no other sort) will roll over for. Political donations seem to be at the top of the list of investments with the best returns.

  4. AR

    And in other news, water is wet.

  5. [email protected]

    Stephen, love your work, but this is not a fair comment – “and this even prompted a rare February 1 piece on The World Today, which traditionally is too slow to get a story to air with a three-hour turn around”. I worked on TWT for years a lifetime ago and that’s precisely what the program is for – to turn the big news stories of the morning around in three hour. Among other things. I still have the scars from the stress! But it was fun.

  6. John Newton

    It wasn’t a corporate donation. It was from an individual, Graeme Wood

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