A quarter of all donations from just 10 donors

Media release 1st February 2022 The most recent AEC donations disclosures confirm the need for urgent reform of our political finance system. The data shows that big donors are dominating the funding of our political parties, with almost a quarter of all donations coming from just 10 donors. Total donations 2020-21 $17,904,618 Top 10 donors… Read More

Who pays the piper? Political parties funded by associated entities and millionaires

Media release 31st January 2022 New research by the Centre for Public Integrity finds that the funding of our political parties is dominated by opaque associated entities and large donations over $1 million. Analysis of donations declared to the AEC over 22 years from 1998/1999-2019/2020 shows that: The Australian Labor Party was the largest fundraiser,… Read More

Webinar: Democracy and the Climate Crisis

Renewing Democracy to Tackle the Climate Crisis Thursday 4th November 12pm on Zoom Webinars. What are the challenges facing democracy in the climate crisis and how can we solve them? How is policy capture by the polluting industries contributing to inaction on climate change? Join law and democracy expert Professor Joo Cheong Tham and Independent… Read More

Upcoming webinar with whistleblower Bernard Collaery

Thursday 14th October 1pm. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IvtNEMtJRuiE0FEstREznQ Bernard Collaery is an eminent Canberra lawyer and is a former ACT Government Attorney-General. He was charged in 2018, along with ‘Witness K’, in relation to the Australian government’s bugging of the Timor-Leste government offices in 2004, during negotiations over the Timor Sea oil and gas resources. Between… Read More