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Media missing in action on political donations yet again

Yesterday's political donation data dump should have been a massive story. So where was the mainstream media?

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The political donors you’ve probably never heard of

Millions of dollars flow to both major political parties each year, and not from the places you might expect.

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Spend a buck, gain a thousand: Big Four political donations reach record levels

While big bank donations to parties have dried up, the world's big consulting firms have replaced them as sources of political funding, all while taxpayers hand more and more money back.

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Financial firms hedged their bets on election outcome

A look at political donations by the Big Four accounting firms shows us that they mostly had a bet each way on the election outcome.

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Who were the most generous major party donors?

The majority of the money came from the sources you'd expect...

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Minor parties, major cash

How much money is flowing into the minor parties? And what impact is it having on policy and election outcomes?

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How fossil fuel donations dominated the 2019 election

Record levels of fossil fuel donations were pumped into our political system last year. Advocates for climate action were totally outgunned.

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Record Labor war chest couldn’t compete with Liberal and Palmer onslaught

Today's political donations data shows that money dominates Australian politics, now more than ever.