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Grants

Official portrait of Social Services

Social Services

Ministers responsible for the Social Services Portfolio awarded 21.73% of grants to FAIRLY SAFE electorates

Grants

Official portrait of Attorney Generals

Attorney Generals

Ministers responsible for the Attorney Generals Portfolio awarded 8.02% of grants to FAIRLY SAFE electorates

Grants

Official portrait of Environment and Energy

Environment and Energy

Ministers responsible for the Environment and Energy Portfolio awarded 2.25% of grants to FAIRLY SAFE electorates

Grants

Official portrait of Industry, Innovation and Science

Industry, Innovation and Science

Ministers responsible for the Industry, Innovation and Science Portfolio awarded 21.83% of grants to FAIRLY SAFE electorates

Grants

Official portrait of Tim Watts

GELLIBRAND

Between Jan 2018 & April 2021 orgs in the SAFE electorate of GELLIBRAND held by ALP MP Tim Watts received over $117.49 million in grants

Grants

Official portrait of Emma McBride

DOBELL

Between Jan 2018 & April 2021 orgs in the MARGINAL electorate of DOBELL held by ALP MP Emma McBride received over $87.08 million in grants

Grants

Official portrait of Anthony Albanese

GRAYNDLER

Between Jan 2018 & April 2021 orgs in the SAFE electorate of GRAYNDLER held by ALP MP Anthony Albanese received over $596.42 million in grants

Grants

Official portrait of Julian Hill

BRUCE

Between Jan 2018 & April 2021 orgs in the SAFE electorate of BRUCE held by ALP MP Julian Hill received over $80.36 million in grants

Charities

Official portrait of Matt Keogh

BURT

Based on ACNC data, in 2018 charities in the electorate of BURT held by ALP MP Matt Keogh declared over $275.60 million in revenue.

Charities

Official portrait of Daniel Mulino

FRASER

Based on ACNC data, in 2018 charities in the electorate of FRASER held by ALP MP Daniel Mulino declared over $225.18 million in revenue.

Charities

Official portrait of Julian Hill

BRUCE

Based on ACNC data, in 2018 charities in the electorate of BRUCE held by ALP MP Julian Hill declared over $235.12 million in revenue.

Charities

Official portrait of Pat Conaghan

COWPER

Based on ACNC data, in 2018 charities in the electorate of COWPER held by NATS MP Pat Conaghan declared over $410.58 million in revenue.

Franking Credits

Official portrait of Julie Collins

FRANKLIN

In the 17-18 tax year, residents in the electorate of FRANKLIN held by ALP MP Julie Collins received franking credits worth $41.04 million.

Franking Credits

Official portrait of Alicia Payne

CANBERRA

In the 17-18 tax year, residents in the electorate of CANBERRA held by ALP MP Alicia Payne received franking credits worth $82.63 million.

Franking Credits

Official portrait of Kevin Andrews

MENZIES

In the 17-18 tax year, residents in the electorate of MENZIES held by LIBS MP Kevin Andrews received franking credits worth $127.90 million.

Franking Credits

Official portrait of Ross Vasta

BONNER

In the 17-18 tax year, residents in the electorate of BONNER held by LNP MP Ross Vasta received franking credits worth $189.49 million.

Political Parties

UAP PARTY

Between 2013 and 2021 the UAP PARTY declared $142,067,828 to the AEC.

Political Parties

GREENS PARTY

Between 2013 and 2021 the GREENS PARTY declared $118,119,809 to the AEC.

Political Parties

LNP PARTY

Between 2013 and 2021 the LNP PARTY declared $104,762,671 to the AEC.

Political Parties

NATS PARTY

Between 2013 and 2021 the NATS PARTY declared $86,869,126 to the AEC.

Associated Entities

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CEPU

Between 2013 and 2020 the ALP-affiliated associated entity CEPU declared $281,279,496 to the AEC.

Associated Entities

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CFMEU

Between 2013 and 2020 the ALP-affiliated associated entity CFMEU declared $1,032,968,810 to the AEC.

Associated Entities

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CITIZENS MEDIA GROUP

Between 2013 and 2020 the CEC-affiliated associated entity CITIZENS MEDIA GROUP declared $787,888 to the AEC.

Associated Entities

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JOHN CURTIN HOUSE

Between 2013 and 2020 the ALP-affiliated associated entity JOHN CURTIN HOUSE declared $29,088,730 to the AEC.

Third Parties

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

Between 2013 and 2019 the un-affiliated 3rd party NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS spent $130,233 on political messaging.

Third Parties

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SAVE THE CHILDREN AUSTRALIA

Between 2013 and 2019 the un-affiliated 3rd party SAVE THE CHILDREN AUSTRALIA spent $16,280 on political messaging.

Third Parties

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AUSTRALIAN TAXPAYERS ALLIANCE

Between 2013 and 2019 the un-affiliated 3rd party AUSTRALIAN TAXPAYERS ALLIANCE spent $25,620 on political messaging.

Third Parties

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NUW

Between 2013 and 2019 the ALP-affiliated 3rd party NUW spent $242,294 on political messaging.

Campaigners

DICK SMITH

Between 2018 and 2020 the un-affiliated campaigner DICK SMITH spent $246,424 on political messaging.

Campaigners

GETUP

Between 2018 and 2020 the un-affiliated campaigner GETUP spent $3,240,365 on political messaging.

Campaigners

AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

Between 2018 and 2020 the un-affiliated campaigner AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY spent $666,575 on political messaging.

Campaigners

WARRINGAH INDEPENDENT

Between 2018 and 2020 the un-affiliated campaigner WARRINGAH INDEPENDENT spent $957,674 on political messaging.

Megacorps

DOWNER EDI

Between 2013 and 2021 DOWNER EDI declared $38,708,371,020 revenue, paid $67,245,018 in tax & paid $337,971 to political orgs.

Megacorps

RESMED

Between 2013 and 2021 RESMED declared $12,757,379,199 revenue, paid $530,008,625 in tax & paid $15,000 to political orgs.

Megacorps

ASCIANO

Between 2013 and 2021 ASCIANO declared $12,115,901,537 revenue, paid $315,241,867 in tax & paid $244,465 to political orgs.

Megacorps

MMG

Between 2013 and 2021 MMG declared $6,683,303,485 revenue, paid $0 in tax & paid $398,154 to political orgs.

Payments from tax transparency list corps to political orgs includes donations & other receipts (subscriptions, rent, payment for services etc) to political parties, their associated entities, third parties, campaigners and political candidates.


Bill McLennan

FORMER HEAD, AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS

I was impressed by the #Censusfail submission to this (Inquiry) Committee. It very clearly showed some good analysis that would have helped the ABS to run a better Census if it had done such research before developing the Census proposal. It also saved me from explaining the current thrust in government with the Government Data Linkage Project, and its likely links to the Census. Bill McLennan (Former Head of the ABS, Former Chairman United Nations Statistical Commission) in his Submission to the 2016 Inquiry.
Garry Brooke

FORMER DIRECTOR, APPROPRIATIONS MANAGEMENT TEAM, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

I’ve worked with Rosie Williams on budget data transparency since November 2013. Rosie has developed her project into the best government data transparency initiative I know... continually updated and improved to make underlying data intelligible and to focus on key aspects for analysis. My interest has particularly been on the transparency of federal budget data.
Scott Ludlam

FORMER SENATOR, THE AUSTRALIAN GREENS

We could hear from digital rights organisations like the Privacy Foundation, Digital Rights Watchand Electronic Frontiers Australia and from specialist researchers like Rosie Williams and Asher Wolf, who have led the debate online.

Sleeping Giants

ADVERTISING ACTIVISM

In late 2018, Sleeping Giants Australia, 'a community initiative to make racism, bigotry, misogyny and climate change denial less profitable', used data I provided to them on the parliamentarians who have accepted subscriptions to Foxtel in their campaign against racism. Sky took umbridge at this campaign and Sleeping Giants & similar campaigns have been the focus of media commentary ever since. My Tweet was pictured in a front-page diatribe in The Australian against Denise Shrivell who The Australian claimed is resonsible for the Sleeping Giants Australia account.



I launched the domain AusGov.info at Linux Conference Australia in January 2018, however this work is the result of years devoted to programming and transparency work beginning in 2012 and progressively expanded and improved upon over the intervening years.

Credits

The pecuniary interests register data was originally supplied by icacpls however I have updated it manually (or not as time permits) for the past couple of years.

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Disclaimer

The figures in this site are either raw data at line-item level or totals/percentages - which are the result of algorithms or joins (programmatic matches between two lists) - written by myself in MySQL, which in turn are based on open data provided by Australian government agencies.

This data ranges in quality between datasets, is updated at different intervals and is published to different standards and in different formats.

The data you see in this site is edited by myself (unused fields are removed, names of programs/agencies/entities are spelled consistently within & between datasets). Data cleaning is a significant job. All care has been taken to represent every single figure accurately, however mistakes can be made either by the entity providing data to the government, the agency providing the data back to the public or at my end as I further transform this data for use.

It is important to understand that while opinions and inferences can be made based on the data on this site, that the data is not in and of itself an inference or an opinion. Inferences and opinions using data in this site remain the legal responsibility of the author of those opinions.

Media and Journalism

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