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Fairly Safe
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Communications and the Arts

Ministers responsible for the Communications and the Arts Portfolio awarded 7.32% of grants to FAIRLY SAFE electorates


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Between Jan 2018 & April 2021 orgs in the SAFE electorate of WENTWORTH held by LIBS MP Dave Sharma received over $148.06 million in grants


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Based on ACNC data, in 2019 charities in the electorate of Warringah held by IND MP Zali Steggall declared over $266.44 million in revenue.

Franking Credits

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In the 17-18 tax year, residents in the electorate of MARANOA held by LNP MP David Littleproud received franking credits worth $44.40 million.

Political Parties


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

Associated Entities

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Between 2013 and 2020 the LIBS-affiliated associated entity CORMACK FOUNDATION declared $29,679,121 to the AEC.

Third Parties

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Between 2013 and 2019 the un-affiliated 3rd party FAIR AGENDA spent $44,730 on political messaging.



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



Between 2013 and 2021 DIAGEO declared $3,283,418,889 revenue, paid $59,116,182 in tax & paid $3,600 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.

You can filter the flip card content using menu the above or click to geo-locate results to your electorate.

Mouse over to flip the card & click the Twitter icon to post pre-set message (which you can edit) or click the chart icon to examine the data.

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


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


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


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


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 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.


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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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.

Keeping the bastards honest means filling in the missing pieces.

The Missing Piece

Keeping the bastards honest means filling in the missing pieces.

The Missing Piece

Uncovering what the powerful want to keep hidden is a momentous job, yet this work is under immediate threat.

Dark Money In Politics: Expanding The Scope

Uncovering what the powerful want to keep hidden is a momentous job, yet this work is under immediate threat.

Dark Money In Politics: Expanding The Scope

This special report provides a window into the murky world of political donations. Updated Feb 2021 with 2019-20 data.

Mind The Gap: An Interactive Report Into Accountability In Political Donations

This special report provides a window into the murky world of political donations. Updated Feb 2021 with 2019-20 data.

Mind The Gap: An Interactive Report Into Accountability In Political Donations

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