Money to burnIt is easy to guess why cigarette company Phillip Morris gave the Liberal and National parties more than $100,000 before the 2013 Federal election. But why do other companies and business people make political donations of thousands of dollars?
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More on the murky world of New South Wales Liberal Party fundraising and donations:In yesterday’s homework for Dare We Call it Whitehousegate, the challenge was to identify the 2009 managing director of Tenko Management Pty Ltd.
The strange case of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's daughter and her scholarship to the Whitehouse Institute has all sorts of connections. [Disclaimer: No inference of wrongdoing should be drawn from any of this information.]Some background from the Guardian Australia:
As a former Northern Territorian I had to track down these stories about Foundation 51: From Crikey:
Some tweets to brighten up your day if Joe Hockey's economic voodoo is worrying you:
Australia’s GDP per capita 2012 was US$67,442 per person, cf $51,749 for USA . In Howard's 2005 Aus GDP per capita =$32,526, US=$44,314.
— Rod_Hagen (@Rod_Hagen) May 4, 2014