Australian political donations

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Climate group backing independents hits back at Coalition calls to dob them in under donor rules
Liberals ‘impinging’ privacy of charity donors after demanding privacy for those who part-paid Christian Porter’s legal fees, says Simon Holmes à Court

Paul Karp

14, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘It’s a bad culture’: former Liberal treasurer calls for $200 cap on political donations to boost integrity
Michael Yabsley unveils 10-point plan that includes scrapping public funding combined with tight caps on election spending

Anne Davies

24, Nov, 2021 @5:45 AM

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Big Deal: Bondi Hipster Christiaan Van Vuuren skewers Australian democracy itself
Comedian gets serious exploring how corporate donations corrupt politics in a docuseries that’s both farcical and a call to arms

Maddie Thomas

14, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Christian Porter to be formally asked to explain declaration that ‘blind trust’ helped pay his legal fees
Privileges committee considers complaint over whether former attorney general’s action complied with rules

Paul Karp

01, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Christian Porter still faces scrutiny over donations declaration despite government blocking Labor bid for inquiry
Privileges committee is examining the disclosure of donations towards legal fees and isn’t ruling out making findings against individual MPs

Paul Karp

21, Oct, 2021 @2:05 AM

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Huang Xiangmo: alleged agent of Chinese influence exiled from Australia now on Hong Kong electoral body
Pro-Beijing billionaire property developer vows loyal ‘patriots’ will run the city

Ben Doherty and Helen Davidson in Taipei

19, Oct, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Gambling agencies’ donations to political parties galloping upwards
Australian horse racing industry accused of receiving ‘special treatment’ as governments allow crowds at marquee events

Christopher Knaus

14, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Climate 200 raises $2m in six weeks to help independents but expects Liberal party ‘interference’
Convenor Simon Holmes à Court says more than 2,000 donors kicked in funds for looming election campaigns against Coalition incumbents

Katharine Murphy Political editor

07, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Scott Morrison seeks advice on Christian Porter’s blind trust to pay legal fees
The prime minister tells his industry minister he wants the controversy over his acceptance of funding from undisclosed source resolved

Paul Karp and Sarah Martin

15, Sep, 2021 @8:47 AM

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Malcolm Turnbull calls Christian Porter’s anonymous donation a ‘shocking affront to transparency’
Former PM says he was ‘staggered’ that Porter would accept payment of legal fees from ‘blind trust’ without knowing source of the donation

Amy Remeikis, Paul Karp and Christopher Knaus

15, Sep, 2021 @1:12 AM

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Coalition granted $21m to Liberal party donor to frack Beetaloo Basin
Environmental groups criticise grant to Empire Energy, which had lobbied ministers for information on funding, as a ‘brazen misuse of taxpayer funds’

Christopher Knaus and Lisa Cox

08, Jul, 2021 @3:15 AM

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Queensland Liberal National party accepted more than $30,000 from previously ‘prohibited donor’
The LNP had earlier decided it could not take money from Sam Chong’s company under state laws that ban property developers from giving political gifts

Ben Smee

15, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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