40% of the money buying our elections is never reported.
That’s more than $60 million in dark money flowing to our political parties that we’re never going to know about. We won’t know who’s giving it, what it’s funding, and why they’re giving it in the first place. We’ve got less transparency over the funding of our elections than the public expects and we’ve got silence from both the ALP and the Liberals as to why. Australia’s donation disclosure laws are among the weakest in the developed world – and every year we let them rot a little more.