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Grants

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Industry, Innovation and Science

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

Grants

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MELBOURNE

Between Jan 2018 & April 2021 orgs in the SAFE electorate of MELBOURNE held by GREENS MP Adam Bandt received over $4,928.85 million in grants

Charities

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Clark

Based on ACNC data, in 2019 charities in the electorate of Clark held by IND MP Andrew Wilkie declared over $1,860.65 million in revenue.

Franking Credits

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BRADDON

In the 17-18 tax year, residents in the electorate of BRADDON held by LIBS MP Gavin Pearce received franking credits worth $37.10 million.

Political Parties

ALP PARTY

Between 2013 and 2021 the ALP PARTY declared $515,256,158 to the AEC.

Associated Entities

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CANBERRA LABOR CLUB

Between 2013 and 2020 the ALP-affiliated associated entity CANBERRA LABOR CLUB declared $495,704,426 to the AEC.

Third Parties

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DRAGOMAN

Between 2013 and 2019 the un-affiliated 3rd party DRAGOMAN spent $41,231 on political messaging.

Campaigners

DICK SMITH

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

Megacorps

VOCUS

Between 2013 and 2021 VOCUS declared $5,335,980,251 revenue, paid $90,233,803 in tax & paid $146,500 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.


This site holds multiple data projects which allow the public to analyse government data on spending & influence across all sectors. Use the ☰ button to navigate between projects, or use the randomly generated flip cards below to get an overview & share tid-bits with your Twitter network.

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Media and Journalism

The Guardian Innovation Australia The New Daily Eureka Street AusVotes 2019 Independent Australia Electronic Frontiers Australia Crikey Open Australia Foundation AOGPN blog Open Knowledge Foundation EGovAu Blog The Conversation IdeasHoist ABC PM Radio Power to Persuade Croakey International Budget Partnership Sydney Morning Herald Online Opinion New Matilda No Fibs Sunday Life Magazine
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.

Religious charities set to benefit the most from the loosening of reporting requirements.

Government Moves Charity Transparency In The Wrong Direction


Religious charities set to benefit the most from the loosening of reporting requirements.

Government Moves Charity Transparency In The Wrong Direction

Religious charities receive millions in Commonwealth grants, but not all of them are required to disclose their finances to the regulators.

Shining A Spotlight On The Finances Of Religious Charities


Religious charities receive millions in Commonwealth grants, but not all of them are required to disclose their finances to the regulators.

Shining A Spotlight On The Finances Of Religious Charities

The adage that there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes has never applied to religious charities but new registration requirements mean those enjoying the greatest tax breaks face an uncertain future.

Of Death And Taxes


The adage that there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes has never applied to religious charities but new registration requirements mean those enjoying the greatest tax breaks face an uncertain future.

Of Death And Taxes

The appointment of former IPA Research Fellow as Charities Commissioner has caused internal ructions in the senior ranks of the ACNC.

Ipa Appointee Fails To Attend Estimates


The appointment of former IPA Research Fellow as Charities Commissioner has caused internal ructions in the senior ranks of the ACNC.

Ipa Appointee Fails To Attend Estimates

Religious charities should not be able to hide their wealth- updated with comment from Andrew Leigh.

The Hidden Wealth Of Basic Religious Charities


Religious charities should not be able to hide their wealth- updated with comment from Andrew Leigh.

The Hidden Wealth Of Basic Religious Charities

This article traces the early years of the charities regulator as the Abbott government attempts to abolish the office.

The Ipa's Long March Through The Bureaucracy


This article traces the early years of the charities regulator as the Abbott government attempts to abolish the office.

The Ipa's Long March Through The Bureaucracy

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