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Can You Guess Who Donated The Most To Australian Political Parties Last Year?

It's a biggun.

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  1. Can you guess who donated the most to political parties last year?
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    Gina Rinehart
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    Ros Packer
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    Bill Shorten
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    Alan Joyce
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    Clive Palmer
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    Gautam Adani
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    Malcolm Turnbull
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    Anthony Pratt
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    It was Malcolm Turnbull!

    The prime minister donated $1.75 million to the Liberal Party on the eve of the 2016 election, but the donation wasn't declared until 1 February 2018, as part of the annual AEC donation disclosures.

    It was Malcolm Turnbull!


This person was the biggest donor to any political party in 2016–2017, according to the Australian Electoral Commission's annual donations disclosure release on 1 February 2018. The next biggest donation was $500,000 from another person mentioned in the quiz, followed by Burnewang Pastoral Company at $200,000 to the Liberals, and then $150,000 to both Liberal and Labor from ANZ Bank.

Josh Taylor is a Senior Reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

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