The Australian‘s Sharri Markson has reported today that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull propped up the flailing Liberal Party’s finances during the election campaign to the tune of $1 million. It’s just small change for the former merchant banker, but a big boost to the party’s advertising efforts. A tipster tells us that Turnbull has a history of donations and keeping quiet about them:

“Malcolm’s got form as a philanthropist — he just doesn’t want anyone to know about it. Malcolm has been remarkably generous with all kinds of good causes, including as a donor to his old school.”

This doesn’t surprise us, but it is interesting to know.

Peter Fray

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