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.
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.
Developers and Property Industry
Includes: Property developers, construction companies, engineering companies and engineering consultants, real estate agents, property consultants, architects, listed property trusts
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food and Agriculture
Includes: Agricultural and food processing companies
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.
Consultancies and Law Firms
Includes: Business and management consulting companies and Law firms
Manufacturing and Heavy Industry
Includes: All manufacturers of finished products not mentioned in other specific categories, heavy industrial 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.
Includes: Manufacturers of gaming machines; casinos, betting firms, race horse breeders.
Tobacco and Firearms
Includes: Business that import and sell firearms, firearms interest groups and shooting associations and, businesses that produce tobacco products.