The Industries

Millions of dollars have flowed from industries to Labor and the Liberal/National Parties since 2012

Some of our most powerful businesses, like coal seam gas giant, Santos and Crown Casino to Westpac and Woodside and most influential industries, like property development, professional lobbyists and coal and gas companies.

Dig deeper into the donation data on Labor Party and Liberal/National Party pages, or deep-dive with your own analyis and search the AEC donation data.

Category $ to Labor $ to L/NP

Banking and Finance Industry

Includes: Commercial banks, merchant banks, insurance companies, companies which mainly invest in equities. Please note, this category also includes interest earned from investments and term deposits of political parties.

Labor:
$27,315,153
since 2012

Liberal/National
$44,249,111
since 2012

Consultancies and Law Firms

Includes: Business and management consulting companies and Law firms

Labor:
$4,768,044
since 2012

Liberal/National
$2,280,269
since 2012

Developers and Property Industry

Includes: Property developers, construction companies, engineering companies and engineering consultants, real estate agents, property consultants, architects, listed property trusts

Labor:
$6,448,523
since 2012

Liberal/National
$21,961,661
since 2012

Energy and Resource Companies

Includes: Businesses involved in the exploration and extraction of minerals or other resources and, businesses involved in activities such as purchasing oil/gas/or other energy, distribution of energy, and marketing of energy products. Includes all fossil fuel companies.

Labor:
$5,585,626
since 2012

Liberal/National
$11,024,502
since 2012

Food and Agriculture

Includes: Agricultural and food processing companies

Labor:
$2,222,160
since 2012

Liberal/National
$6,326,397
since 2012

Gambling Industry

Includes: Manufacturers of gaming machines; casinos, betting firms, race horse breeders.

Labor:
$1,991,805
since 2012

Liberal/National
$2,403,461
since 2012

Government Contractors

Includes: Companies and organisations that are recipients of government contracts and/or funding including accounting, financial, tax and auditing services, private schools, private colleges and, for profit private education institutions, manufacturers and suppliers of military equipment and materials, and companies involved in the disposal and treatment of waste; treatment of water and wastewater.

Labor:
$5,398,379
since 2012

Liberal/National
$9,014,212
since 2012

Hotels Clubs and Alcohol

Includes: Breweries, distilleries, wineries and other businesses involved with the manufacturing, distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages, including registered clubs, hotel chains and associated organisations.

Labor:
$5,153,107
since 2012

Liberal/National
$6,246,601
since 2012

Lobbying Firms

Includes: Professional political lobbyists, business organisations which lobby on behalf of the business members and professional organisations which have as one of their roles working with governments to secure benefits for their members.

Labor:
$2,497,282
since 2012

Liberal/National
$2,604,144
since 2012

Manufacturing and Heavy Industry

Includes: All manufacturers of finished products not mentioned in other specific categories, heavy industrial firms.

Labor:
$2,350,004
since 2012

Liberal/National
$6,919,984
since 2012

Media and Communications

Includes: Newspapers, radio, television, telecommunications, publishers, advertising agencies, market research and polling companies, public relations and communications consultants, cinemas, amusement park owners and suppliers, tourism operators.

Labor:
$7,409,258
since 2012

Liberal/National
$4,455,769
since 2012

Private Health Industry

Includes: Private health companies, companies which own and operate private retirement villages, pharmaceutical manufacturers, dental clinics, suppliers of medical diagnostic equipment and veterinary medical operations.

Labor:
$6,713,718
since 2012

Liberal/National
$7,515,533
since 2012

Retail and Services Sector

Includes: Companies that sell products or services directly to the public including restaurants and supermarkets; computer hardware and software companies and IT service providers; faith based organisations and non government organisations that provide welfare other services; sporting clubs and peak sporting organisations.

Labor:
$2,493,178
since 2012

Liberal/National
$4,586,993
since 2012

Tobacco and Firearms

Includes: Business that import and sell firearms, firearms interest groups and shooting associations and, businesses that produce tobacco products.

Labor:
$0
since 2012

Liberal/National
$334,174
since 2012