This work is funded by the public via direct donations. There are now four usual methods of donation depending on the needs of the donor: Patreon, Bank Transfer, Stripe & PayPal. The email to use for PayPal is rosie@ausgov.info

Bank: St George
Account Name:'Rose Williams'
Branch Number:112-908
Account Number: 485 746 256

Some people prefer to donate via Bank Transfer: bank transfer either as a one off payment or at regular intervals as then this avoids the fee to me that is charged by Patreon or for other personal reasons. It has the benefit of not having to sign up to a new platform. It can be a good idea to contact me and let me know if you are concerned the details you entered aren't correct - to ensure your money reaches me as intended.

$10
$20
$50

For people who just want a quick way to send money without signing up for anything or visiting a banking site, Stripe allows this via these buttons. The amount is set and is a one-off payment using credit card details. If you put in a valid email address then you should get a receipt. You should see AusGov.info on your bank statement details. The Stripe platform processes all financial information for a secure transation.

Privacy and your donation

Whether a donor is an individual or an organisation, I take privacy issues seriously. In order to avoid breaching people's sense of privacy, unless I am directly contacted about a donation by the donor, I do not thank them unless having a direct conversation about a donation.

Having said this, most people become donors when they read that someone they respect suggests they do. Please take a moment every now and then and, if you are happy to be seen publicly supporting my work, share my work with your networks. While I am yet to receive a minimum wage for what I do I want people to know that I am grateful for both the financial and moral support I receive.


Marginal
Fairly Safe
Safe
MarginalFairly SafeSafe

Grants

Official portrait of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Comms

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Comms

Ministers responsible for the Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Comms Portfolio awarded 22.74% of grants to FAIRLY SAFE electorates

Grants

Official portrait of Stephen Jones

WHITLAM

Between Jan 2018 & April 2021 orgs in the SAFE electorate of WHITLAM held by ALP MP Stephen Jones received over $70.64 million in grants

Charities

Official portrait of Alex Hawke

Mitchell

Based on ACNC data, in 2019 charities in the electorate of Mitchell held by LIBS MP Alex Hawke declared over $1,168.73 million in revenue.

Franking Credits

Official portrait of Daniel Mulino

FRASER

In the 17-18 tax year, residents in the electorate of FRASER held by ALP MP Daniel Mulino received franking credits worth $36.60 million.

Political Parties

GREENS PARTY

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

Associated Entities

Mouse over to see content

UNITED VOICE

Between 2013 and 2020 the ALP-affiliated associated entity UNITED VOICE declared $444,152,031 to the AEC.

Third Parties

Mouse-over to see content

QUEENSLAND COUNCIL OF UNIONS

Between 2013 and 2019 the un-affiliated 3rd party QUEENSLAND COUNCIL OF UNIONS spent $71,390 on political messaging.

Campaigners

AEU

Between 2018 and 2020 the un-affiliated campaigner AEU spent $5,900,629 on political messaging.

Megacorps

JAPARA HEALTHCARE

Between 2013 and 2021 JAPARA HEALTHCARE declared $1,758,986,312 revenue, paid $31,758,723 in tax & paid $43,812 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

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.

Site icons by Flaticon.com

Flag icons by www.IconDrawer.com

Images from pixabay.com

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.

The Koch brothers’ i360 data service is now being used by the Liberal Party of Australia.

Liberal Party Harnesses I360 Big Data In Time For 2019 Federal Election


The Koch brothers’ i360 data service is now being used by the Liberal Party of Australia.

Liberal Party Harnesses I360 Big Data In Time For 2019 Federal Election

What is the difference between spam and phishing and why does it matter?

Don't Be The Next Business To Fall Victim To A Data Breach


What is the difference between spam and phishing and why does it matter?

Don't Be The Next Business To Fall Victim To A Data Breach

This article looks at the potential for collusion between the media and political parties, neither of which are covered by the Privacy Act.

Privacy, Media And Politics: What Are Our Rights?


This article looks at the potential for collusion between the media and political parties, neither of which are covered by the Privacy Act.

Privacy, Media And Politics: What Are Our Rights?

The OAIC is charged with governing both FOI and the Privacy Act. This article traces the early years of the OAIC as it weathers attempts to abolish the office by the Abbott Government.

Taking Over The Corporate Regulators


The OAIC is charged with governing both FOI and the Privacy Act. This article traces the early years of the OAIC as it weathers attempts to abolish the office by the Abbott Government.

Taking Over The Corporate Regulators

This article looks at the privacy and security issues like to arise with attempts to move election voting online or through the use of voting machines.

Deconstructing The Democracy Sausage


This article looks at the privacy and security issues like to arise with attempts to move election voting online or through the use of voting machines.

Deconstructing The Democracy Sausage

Never before has there been a more pressing need for a strong voice acting on our behalf on matters relating to our privacy.

Abbott And Turnbull: Opening The Door On Your Privacy


Never before has there been a more pressing need for a strong voice acting on our behalf on matters relating to our privacy.

Abbott And Turnbull: Opening The Door On Your Privacy

Help Rosie pay the rent!