Men give more money than women to candidates in high-level statewide elections. Money can equal political influence, so that may lead candidates to be less interested in women’s issues once elected.
When social media platforms banned Donald Trump they acknowledged that sometimes social good is more important than shareholder profits.
A good political donation disclosure system would close the loopholes that allow major donors to hide, while protecting the privacy of small donors.
Last week, the Coalition and Labor passed laws that make it easier for property developers to make political donations.
Week two of the Queensland election campaign has been rocked by integrity concerns.
The release of political donations data reveals the impact of wealthy individuals in the 2019 federal election campaign, as well as the importance of a sizeable war chest to claim power.
Canada’s new Elections Act may have prevented the type of mammoth election spending seen in the United States via super-PACs, but it’s been at the expense of public debate.
Jodi McKay and Anthony Albanese have announced an inquiry into the head office of the NSW ALP, following shocking revelations about scandals in the handling of donations.
Following a politically disastrous interview, Liberal MP Gladys Liu has issued a statement strongly proclaiming her loyalty to Australia and her support for the government’s policy on China.
Michelle Grattan discusses the slowing economy, and the response to Channel 9’s decision to host a fundraiser for the Liberal party.
While the Liberal party reaped mega dollars at Nine’s Monday fundraiser, Nine and its chief executive faced a backlash from staff at the company’s recently acquired former Fairfax newspapers.
Today the Commonwealth has released data on political donations. It shows high levels of donations from the gambling industry to political parties.
In the aftermath of a controversy surrounding New Zealand’s opposition party, discussions now focus on reform of party donations to avoid the potential of political influence.
Public trust in government is sliding and there’s a perception that a small elite is reaping the benefits of political influence. This points to the need for a federal anti-corruption body.
While the states are making improvements to their political donations laws and practices, Canberra still has a long way to go.
There is a clear public interest in investigating the activities of this billionaire political donor and privacy campaigner.
The annual February festival of lampooning the largest visible donor lulls Australians into a false sense of security that there is a functioning political donations disclosure regime in place.
Politics Podcast: John Blaxland on new foreign interference laws.
John Blaxland has some real concerns about the unintended consequences of the proposed foreign interference legislation on academic debate.
If the government is serious about restoring faith in our politics and politicians, there’s much more to be done beyond banning foreign donations.
The public release of secret intelligence can have a powerful impact on the political environment, as the revelations regarding Sam Dastyari demonstrate.