Here you can see donations declared by each of the parties (this doesn’t include donations declared by ‘associated entities’, such as unions and fundraising bodies, or amounts under $13,500) for the 2017-18 financial year.
Parties are able to classify the funds received at their own discretion, and most are either a donation or an ‘other receipt’, which may refer to anything from financial returns from investments or payment for event tickets in lieu of donations.
The gambling lobby donated more than $500,000 to the Liberals to help defeat Tasmanian Labor and stymie plans to remove poker machines from the state’s pubs and clubs.
Data released on Friday morning also reveals donations worth $500,000 from ANZ bank to both Labor and the Liberals during political wrangling over the royal commission, and significant contributions by the mining and resources industry to both sides of politics, including $50,000 from Adani to the Liberals and One Nation.
It also reveals tobacco giant Philip Morris, which is lobbying to overhaul a vaping ban, donated $56,500 to the Nationals and $40,000 to the Liberal Democrats.
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In 2005, the growing stock of forests worldwide was about 434 billion cubic meters, 47% of which was commercial.