Topic archives: political donations

An instructive history on the ‘evils’ of foreign donations

February 27, 2018 4

Malcolm Turnbull says everyone agrees that foreign donations are bad. He seems to have changed his tune just a little bit.

Beleaguered Nats’ ill-timed fundraiser offers opportunity to influence

February 19, 2018 8

The chance to influence the Nationals' policies can be yours for just a few thousand dollars, and you don't have to declare it. But don't count on meeting Barnaby.

Guess which industry still contributes the most in corporate political donations …

and February 2, 2018 9

We can see how major industries contributed to the political parties -- and how much the parties aren't telling us -- from new donations data.

Gambling donations approach $2 million and that’s before looking at the dark money

February 1, 2018 2

With the release of 2016-17 political donations data, the gambling industry proved once again that it's driving dark money in politics.

Inside the (notably low) numbers of today’s political donations dump

February 1, 2018 5

In an off-year electorally, the political parties had a record low in donors, as business drifts away from giving money to politicians.

Mayne: stand by for annual political donations reveal on Thursday

January 30, 2018 3

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

Turnbull chooses his moment over espionage and donation laws

December 5, 2017 11

The proposed legislation has been announced to a backdrop of Sam Dastyari's paling fortunes.

Getting your $110k worth: Woodside reveals lobbying bang for buck

November 28, 2017 6

The level of political access afforded to companies has been detailed by energy giant Woodside, as political parties seek to move corporate donations onto a more secure footing.

Political donations: where to find out who is lobbying legislators

November 8, 2017

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?

Addicted to cash: why Labor won’t dump the SDA

August 28, 2017 8

Labor is campaigning hard against organisations that want to undermine penalty rates -- but will quietly look the other way if you give it enough money.