Australian political donations

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Ten donors gave 77% of total political donations in lead-up to last Australian election
Record high spending ‘is putting our democracy at risk’, Centre for Public Integrity chair says

Henry Belot and Nick Evershed

01, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Clive Palmer’s mining company pumped $116m into UAP at 2022 election, helping it outspend major parties
Revelation likely to add to transparency stakeholders calls’ for caps on political donations

Christopher Knaus, Nick Evershed and Paul Karp

01, Feb, 2023 @1:34 AM

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David Pocock backs caps on political donations and electoral spending in boost to Labor plan
ACT senator says caps are the only way to stop ‘wealthy entities from exerting undue influence’ on elections

Paul Karp

03, Nov, 2022 @2:22 AM

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Victorian Liberal leader distances himself from party HQ after shock departure of its legal adviser
Matthew Guy ‘trusts the secretariat’, despite Chandra Lloyd making allegations in resignation letter

Adeshola Ore

12, Oct, 2022 @4:51 AM

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Federal government urged to extend voting rights to 16 and 17-year-olds and prisoners
Submissions into 2022 election inquiry include calls for regulation of ‘electoral lies’ and stricter caps on political donations

Paul Karp

15, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Matt Canavan billed taxpayers for trip with family to Brisbane, where he spoke at CPAC dinner
Conservative Political Action Conference promised to donate part of dinner’s proceeds to Canavan, who says there is no record of a donation and trip was legitimate parliamentary business

Christopher Knaus

12, Apr, 2022 @3:53 AM

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United Australia party’s $80m-plus war chest sparks call to limit election spending
Integrity blueprint aims to remove the influence of money in federal politics and fix ‘weakest donation laws in the country’

Christopher Knaus

22, Feb, 2022 @4:30 PM

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AEC finds errors in donation records across the political spectrum
Reviews from 2018-19 find Liberal party misidentified multiple donors while Queensland Labor mislabelled $1m in donations as ‘other receipt’

Paul Karp

18, Feb, 2022 @4:27 AM

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WA holds the key to Australia’s emissions goals. Can a government so committed to gas deliver?
Environmentalists fear premier could legislate away regulations and undo progress toward net zero at the stroke of a pen

Anne Davies

06, Feb, 2022 @4:30 PM

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‘More money than ever’: gas companies made almost $1m in donations to Labor and Liberals
Woodside Energy is the largest donor among fossil fuel producers backing new oil and gas projects across Australia

Royce Kurmelovs

01, Feb, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Anthony Pratt gave Liberals $1.3m while upstart political groups gain sizeable donations
Billionaire businessman was Australia’s biggest political donor, transparency register shows

Paul Karp, Nick Evershed and Christopher Knaus

01, Feb, 2022 @2:14 AM

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Australian political donations: search the data to see who is giving money to the Liberal and Labor parties
The AEC has released its transparency register, detailing political donations in the 2020-21 financial year. Here you can search the data and see who is funding the major parties

Nick Evershed

31, Jan, 2022 @10:57 PM

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