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|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 major parties 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’ by these definitions because disclosure is not required by the political parties.
As a grassroots people-powered movement, the Greens donations come from party members and people who can spare a few dollars to support our campaigns and initiatives.
It’s time to shine a light on dark money and shut down the donation loopholes removed in our political system.
In FY2022 only donations over $14,500 per year had to be reported to the AEC. That leaves a big gap.
For years the Greens have led the way on donation transparency, opting to publicly disclose all donations above $1,500 per year. The list is updated quarterly.
Our plans for donations reform will end the dark money loophole, by banning donations from dodgy industries looking to buy