Federal

Feb 1, 2017

Which well-known garbage company donated $25k to a far-right political party?

Australia's minor political parties are often funded by their own candidates, but unions and business did tip in.

Josh Taylor — Journalist

Josh Taylor

Journalist

The Australian Electoral Commission donations dump today reveals minor parties are flush with donations from eager candidates and elected representatives, but some also have the backing of big unions and businesses.

As Clive Palmer exited Parliament and his party effectively collapsed in the lead-up to the last election, Palmer's mining businesses continued to pump money into the party, with Mineralogy, QN Resources and QN Metals, along with Palmer himself and PUP candidate Suellen Wrightson pumping over $2.2 million into the party.

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