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Jan 30, 2018

Mayne: stand by for annual political donations reveal on Thursday

When it comes to transparency and regulation, Australia has the democratic world’s worst system of campaign finance.

Stephen Mayne — Journalist and Founder

Stephen Mayne

Journalist and Founder

Each year on February 1, a deluge of incomplete and out-of-date data is dumped here on the AEC website at 9am.

That means that this Thursday we will finally be given a partial look at who funded Australia’s registered political parties in the 2016-17 financial year. Yes, 19 months after the 2016 federal election, Malcolm Turnbull will belatedly formally disclose the $2 million personal donation he made to the federal Liberals.

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3 thoughts on “Mayne: stand by for annual political donations reveal on Thursday

  1. Desmond Graham

    It is ironic that the defunct PUP party of Clive Palmer’s was the only Party who has ever had complete disclosure – even to the extent of a $2:00 cup of coffee

  2. bushby jane

    The liberal party in Tasmania have been advertising/campaigning for ages now, and only just announced the date of the election. Who has been paying for this ‘preadvertising’? I suspect that given the strategy, and the party, that it may be us taxpayers.

  3. AR

    No mention of Talcum being too cool for skool by post dating his $1.75M down payment of his position as PM to July 1st, 2016?
    The stench of his pathetic, and ineffective attempt at subterfuge, saw him getting a tongue bath from Sales on 7.30 as he chortled confirmation of his liquidity, cupidity & fecklessness.

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