Feb 1, 2017

Turnbull donation kept secret for another year

Peter Dutton revealed his donation to his own party, but Malcolm Turnbull hasn't disclosed his yet.

Josh Taylor — Journalist

Josh Taylor


Eagle-eyed journalists hoping that today’s donation disclosure dump from the Australian Electoral Commission for the months leading up to last year’s election would reveal whether Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tipped millions into his own party’s coffers in the dying days of the 2016 election have been left disappointed.

Turnbull’s reported $2 million donation to the Liberal Party will likely now not be confirmed until February 1, 2018, as it was noticeably absent from today’s disclosure. It suggests that Turnbull made the donation either on July 1 or on the actual election day of July 2. The AEC’s annual disclosure of donations from the last financial year ending June 30, 2016, means it could be excluded. Turnbull is likely to face questions on this omission from journalists when he addresses the National Press Club at lunch time.

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5 thoughts on “Turnbull donation kept secret for another year

  1. Bretto

    Poor Malcolm – sold his soul for the prime ministership, and still had to tip in another $2 million. What does that make his soul worth?

  2. klewso

    Is anyone surprised that Tosser withheld this from us?

  3. klewso

    ….. “I think Australians are more interested…… I contributed 1.75 million dollars. There it is.”?
    I wonder if Lucy donated to The Cause?

    And that awful Bill Shorten – almost as “popular” as Malcolm, and Labor in front in the polls – “beholden to the CFMEU and left-wing unions” owning him?
    Why can’t Shorten be beholden to all the Right people like Malcolm? The Right people like employers, the BCA, the IPA, Murdoch (with his msm PR machine), miners, Old King Coal, One Nation (on the other end of the Senate see-saw); not to mention the Christensen-Bernardi Right-Wing Klan of his Limited News Party Coalition Party, to whom he owes position?

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