Malcolm Turnbull, 26 February 2018:
There is a fundamental principle that I would have thought all members would agree upon and it is this: that Australians should be the only ones who are putting money into Australian political contests. Surely we have enough pride in ourselves and in our nation that we would say it is Australians who should be determining who sits on the treasury bench here and that we shouldn’t have foreign organisations or foreign billionaires pouring money into Australian political campaigns. You would think that that would unite both sides of the House, but, apparently, not.
Liberal Party blocks Labor bill to ban foreign donations, March 11, 2009. Liberal Party leader at the time is Malcolm Turnbull.
Liberal Party accepts donation from billionaire Tory figure Lord Michael Ashcroft who is a billionaire: