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    2 Feb 2015

    Clive Palmer's Political Donations Will Make Your Eyes Water

    The mining magnate and his companies shelled out $28 million to the Palmer United Party in 2013-14.

    Mining magnate Clive Palmer has dropped a sizeable amount of cash to win three seats in Federal parliament, according to donation disclosure information released on Monday.

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    The Australian Electoral Commission's information reveals Palmer and his mining and tourism companies spent more than $28 million in 2013-14.

    The Palmer United Party was donated $28 million for 2013-14. There is something common about this list #auspol

    Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

    The Palmer United Party was donated $28 million for 2013-14. There is something common about this list #auspol

    10:13 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    With the recent exit of Senator Jacqui Lambie it means each of the PUP's three seats is worth more than $9 million.

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    $9 million!!!@!##%$@#!#!@W!@@!

    It's probably no surprise big money is bankrolling Australian political parties. The ALP has some big donors including two big sums from China.

    The ALP received two huge donations from a man in China’s Hebei province #auspol

    Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

    The ALP received two huge donations from a man in China’s Hebei province #auspol

    10:55 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    And of course multiple donations from Australia's biggest unions.

    The union donations to ALP: Shoppies - $500,000 United Voice - $500,000 AMWU - $102,646 MUA - $100,000

    Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

    The union donations to ALP:

    Shoppies - $500,000

    United Voice - $500,000

    AMWU - $102,646

    MUA - $100,000

    10:51 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Interestingly Village Roadshow pumped $200,000 into both Liberal and ALP coffers for the upcoming fight on copyright infringement.

    One of the biggest Liberal Party donors is Village Roadshow ($200,000)… who currently wants a crackdown on copyright infringement #auspol

    Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

    One of the biggest Liberal Party donors is Village Roadshow ($200,000)… who currently wants a crackdown on copyright infringement #auspol

    10:33 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    And the Liberal Party got money from tobacco and mining companies.

    Other Liberal Party donors: Tobacco company Philip Morris Ltd - $45,000 Mining company Santos Ltd - $27,500 #auspol

    Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

    Other Liberal Party donors:

    Tobacco company Philip Morris Ltd - $45,000

    Mining company Santos Ltd - $27,500 #auspol

    10:31 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Interesting Liberal Party donors: Adani - $49,500 Chevron - $47,300 Coogee Chemicals - $50,000 Harold Mitchell - $100,000 #auspol

    Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

    Interesting Liberal Party donors:

    Adani - $49,500

    Chevron - $47,300

    Coogee Chemicals - $50,000

    Harold Mitchell - $100,000

    #auspol

    10:27 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Then there was the interesting BIG donation from the "Free Enterprise Foundation" which is a group currently being investigated by the corruption watchdog, ICAC.

    The corruption watchdog ICAC currently looking at Free Enterprise Foundation… it donated $1,250,000 to the Liberal Party in 2013-14 #auspol

    Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

    The corruption watchdog ICAC currently looking at Free Enterprise Foundation… it donated $1,250,000 to the Liberal Party in 2013-14 #auspol

    10:28 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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