|Undisclosed Income (Dark Money)||$21.4m|
|Undisclosed Income (Dark Money)||$28.1m|
Dark money is a term used to describe a category of donations that fall outside the AEC’s guidelines for public disclosure. It can be used by the majors to hide dodgy dealings; however, it’s also where small, individual donors end up.
If you’ve donated a small amount to a party, say $50 to your local candidate, your donation would be considered ‘dark money’. Of course, many of the Greens’ supporters make smaller-value donations, as part of our grassroots, people-powered way of fundraising.
The Greens want dark money and donation loopholes removed from our political system.
As a grassroots party, our donations come from party members and people who support our campaigns and initiatives.
We publicly disclose cumulative donations of over $1500 per year on our website and update it every quarter – well below the AEC threshold of $13,800 for a single donation.
Our plans for donations reform will end the dark money loophole, by banning donations from dodgy industries looking to buy