Coal donations to politicians
Posted on: Sun 9 Feb 2020
In the 2018-19 financial year, the fossil fuel industry directly donated more than $85.7 million to Australian political parties, the details of which are included in the recent release of this donation data. The donations data reveals scale of coal and gas industry efforts to influence Australian politics. The Australian Conservation Foundation says that this highlights the need for serious reform of the political donations system.
To pull apart the details of this cash spree, Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke to Matt Rose, Economy and Democracy Program Manager at the Australian Conservation Foundation.
Produced by Des Lawrence
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