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Grants

Official portrait of Agriculture Water and the Environment

Agriculture Water and the Environment

Ministers responsible for the Agriculture Water and the Environment Portfolio awarded 14.68% of grants to FAIRLY SAFE electorates

Grants

Official portrait of Phillip Thompson

HERBERT

Between Jan 2018 & April 2021 orgs in the MARGINAL electorate of HERBERT held by LNP MP Phillip Thompson received over $247.10 million in grants

Charities

Official portrait of David Gillespie

Lyne

Based on ACNC data, in 2019 charities in the electorate of Lyne held by NATS MP David Gillespie declared over $306.94 million in revenue.

Franking Credits

Official portrait of Stuart Robert

FADDEN

In the 17-18 tax year, residents in the electorate of FADDEN held by LNP MP Stuart Robert received franking credits worth $150.73 million.

Political Parties

LIBS PARTY

Between 2013 and 2021 the LIBS PARTY declared $566,377,770 to the AEC.

Associated Entities

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ETU

Between 2013 and 2020 the ALP-affiliated associated entity ETU declared $133,883,053 to the AEC.

Third Parties

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AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN LOBBY

Between 2013 and 2019 the un-affiliated 3rd party AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN LOBBY spent $430,978 on political messaging.

Campaigners

UWU

Between 2018 and 2020 the ALP-affiliated campaigner UWU spent $2,248,545 on political messaging.

Megacorps

NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES

Between 2013 and 2021 NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES declared $5,155,060,209 revenue, paid $312,647,254 in tax & paid $210,450 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.

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