Infographic: a snapshot of political donations in Australia May 29, 2016 4.59pm EDT Emil Jeyaratnam, Michael Courts, Reema Rattan, The Conversation, Zim Nwokora Authors Emil Jeyaratnam Data + Interactives Editor, The Conversation Michael Courts Deputy Section Editor: Politics + Society Reema Rattan Global Commissioning Editor Interviewed Zim Nwokora Lecturer in Politics and Policy, Deakin University Partners View all partners Republish this article Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons license. CC BY-SA Catch up on other articles in the series here. Liberal Party Greens Political donations Labor Party Political finance Political finance in Australia You might also like Politicians often argue lobbying is going to happen anyway, so there’s little harm in demanding donations from those seeking their time. Shutterstock What do businesses get in return for their political donations? Australia’s system of political donations was the subject of a recent Senate inquiry. AAP/Mick Tsikas Explainer: how does our political donations system work – and is it any good? Political finance is an issue where there is a lot of agreement in Australia among people who vote for different parties. AAP/Joel Carrett Australians care about political finance – and they want to see the system tightened Australia’s two major political parties are highly dependent on contributions from business by the standards of other rich democracies. AAP/Lukas Coch No bribes please, we’re corrupt Australians!