Politics

Nov 8, 2017

Political donations: where to find out who is lobbying legislators

The transparency around political donations is borderline nonexistent, so where can you go to find out where the money comes from and where it goes?

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Only about 13% of the total income to the major political parties is actually transparently attributed to identifiable donors.

That's what Belinda Edwards, an academic and former economic adviser in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet told the select committee looking into the opaque world of the political influence of donations, on Monday. The remainder is mostly undisclosed or placed behind the blurred filter of "other receipts". 

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