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Wednesday, 29 November 2000
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Senator Brown asked the Special Minister of State, upon notice, on 11 October 2000:

(1) For each year since 1995 and for each party or independent, how much money has been allocated from: (a) public funding; and (b) private donations.

(2) If private donations can be segregated into those from corporations or similar entities as against those from individuals, what are those figures.


Senator Ellison (Special Minister of State) —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

Details of payments of public funding entitlements to political parties and independents are summarised at attachment A (chronological order and by electoral event) and attachment B (by party or independent). Since the beginning of 1995,

$64 686 415 in public funding entitlements has been paid to political parties and independents.

In relation to private donations, the current legislation requires annual returns from political parties, associated entities and donors to disclose total amounts received plus particulars of the person or organisation, if amounts received are $1 500 or more. Annual returns including donor returns are available for public perusal on an annual basis.

Current Australian Electoral Commission databases and records do not report all private donations received by parties and independents on an annual and cumulative basis, from 1995. Furthermore details of donor returns have not been segregated or reported for either corporations or individuals for the requested period.

Extracting such details from five years of donor returns (estimated in excess of 3 000 returns) would be extremely resource and time expensive (estimated at 250 person hours) for the formats requested. I do not consider this expenditure of the considerable resources that would be necessary to collect and assemble the information to be appropriate.

SUMMARY OF PUBLIC FUNDING 1995-2000 BY EVENT

Attachment A

1995

142565

Canberra by-election

Australian Labor Party

26968

Liberal Party of Australia

40964

Australians Against Further Immigration

3690

Australian Greens

11375

Wentworth By-election

Liberal Party of Australia

32205

Australian Greens

15873

William Wentworth

11490

1996

30329112

General/Half-Senate Election

Australian Labor Party

12011159

Liberal Party of Australia

11815690

National Party of Australia

2727643

Northern Territory Country Liberal Party

123478

Australian Democrats

2742277

Australian Greens

281247

The Greens (WA)

164649

Australians Against Further Immigration

27568

No Aircraft Noise

23809

Peter James Andren

34211

Irene Margaret Bolger

6266

Ben Buckley

5647

Graeme Campbell

34497

Phillip Cleary

27715

Paul Filing

44971

Michael Gallagher

7933

Bryan Hilbert

9782

Terrence Larsen

5253

Robyn Loydell

6808

James Perrett

4592

Allan Rocher

31914

Blaxland By-election

Australian Labor Party

59577

Australians Against Further Immigration

13807

Reclaim Australia: Reduce Immigration

9093

The Australian Greens

4961

Call to Australia (Fred Nile) Group

4373

Lindsay By-election

Liberal Party of Australia

55565

Australian Labor Party

37890

Australians Against Further Immigration

6737

1997

72781

Fraser By-election

Australian Labor Party

41625

Australian Greens

8986

Cheryl Hill

15516

Alice Chu

6654

1998

33920787

General/Half-Senate Election

Australian Labor Party

13959512

Liberal Party of Australia

11488881

National Party of Australia

2321589

Northern Territory Country Liberal Party

116916

Australian Democrats

2247677

Pauline Hanson's One Nation

3044526

Australian Greens

147867

The Greens (WA)

172137

Australia First Party

25280

Australian Shooters Party

8555

Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)

5340

Progressive Labour Party

5054

Tasmanian Independent Senator Brian Harradine Group

39342

Unity - Say No to Hanson

48692

Peter Andren

47888

Anthony Beck

6464

Barry Cunningham

6164

Robert Ellis

7671

Paul Filing

23908

Phillip Nitschke

11100

Graham Nuttall

10060

Allan Rocher

22588

Margaret Scott

4953

Anthony Smith

10698

Douglas Treasure

6612

Robert Wilson

14043

Paul Zammit

18979

Newcastle Supplementary Election

Australian Labor Party

51000

Australian Democrats

9095

Pauline Hanson's One Nation

16977

Australian Greens

9676

Ivan Welsh

7134

Henry Criticos

4409

1999

121313

Holt By-election

Australian Labor Party

79617

Australian Democrats

17887

Australian Greens

7717

Christian Democratic Party

7221

Democratic Labor Party

8871

2000

99857

Isaacs By-election

Australian Labor Party

58204

Australian Democrats

17790

Australian Greens

9349

Australia First Party

5519

Carl Van Wesley

8995

TOTAL FUNDING PAYMENTS 1995-2000

64686415

64686415

SUMMARY OF PUBLIC FUNDING 1995-2000 BY PARTY

Attachment B

Australian Labor Party

Canberra By-Election 1995

26968

General Election 1996

12011159

Blaxland By-Election

59577

Lindsay By-Election

37890

Fraser By-Election 1997

41625

General Election 1998

13959512

Newcastle Supplementary Election

51000

Holt By-Election 1999

79617

Isaacs By-Election

58204

TOTAL ALP

26325552

Liberal Party Australia

Canberra By-Election 1995

40964

Wentworth By-Election

32205

General Election 1996

11815690

Lindsay By-Election 1996

55565

General Election 1998

11488881

TOTAL LPA

23433305

National Party Australia

General Election 1996

2727643

General Election 1998

2321589

TOTAL NPA

$5,049,232.00

Australian Against Further Immigration

Canberra By-Election 1995

3690

General Election 1996

27568

Blaxland By-Election

13807

Lindsay By-Election

6737

TOTAL AGFI

51802

Australian Greens

Canberra By-Election 1995

11375

Wentworth By-Election

15873

General Election 1996

281247

Blaxland By-Election

4961

Fraser By-Election

8986

General Election 1998

147867

Newcastle Supplementary Election

9676

Holt By-Election 1999

7717

Isaacs By-Election 2000

9349

TOTAL GREENS

497051

William Wentworth

Wentworth By-Election 1995

11490

Northern Territory Country Liberal Party

General Election 1996

123478

General Election 1998

116916

TOTAL NTCLP

240394

Australian Democrats

General Election 1996

2742277

General Election 1998

2247677

Newcastle Supplementary Election

9095

Holt By-Election 1999

17887

Isaacs By-Election 2000

17790

TOTAL DEMOCRATS

5034726

The Greens WA

General Election 1998

164649

General Election 1998

172137

TOTALWA GREENS

336786

No Aircraft Noise

General Election 1996

23809

Peter John Andren

General Election 1996

34211

General Election 1998

47888

TOTAL ANDREN

82099

Irene Margaret Bolger

General Election 1996

6266

Ben Buckley

General Election 1996

5647

Graeme Campbell

General Election 1996

34497

Phillip Cleary

General Election 1996

27715

Paul Filing

General Election 1996

44971

General Election 1998

23908

TOTAL FILING

68879

Michael Gallagher

General Election 1996

7933

Bryan Hilbert

General Election 1996

9782

Terrence Larsen

General Election 1996

5253

Robyn Loydell

General Election 1996

6808

James Perrett

General Election 1996

4592

Allan Rocher

General Election 1996

31914

General Election 1998

22588

TOTAL ROCHER

54502

Reclaim Australia:Reduce Immigration

Blaxland By-Election

9093

Call To Australia (Fred Nile) Group

Blaxland By-Election

4373

Cheryl Hill

Fraser By-Election 1997

15516

Alice Chu

Fraser By-Election 1997

6654

Pauline Hanson's One Nation

General Election 1998

3044526

Newcastle Supplementary Election

16977

TOTAL PHON

3061503

Australia First Party

General Election 1998

25280

Isaacs By-Election 2000

5519

TOTAL AUST FIRST

30799

Australian Shooters Party

General Election 1998

8555

Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)

General Election 1998

5340

Holt By-Election 1999

7221

TOTAL CDP(FNG)

12561

Progressive Labour Party

General Election 1998

5054

Tasmanian Independent Senator Brian Harradine Group

General Election 1998

39342

Unity Say No To Hanson

General Election 1998

48692

Anthony Beck

General Election 1998

6464

Barry Cunningham

General Election 1998

6164

Robert Ellis

General Election 1998

7671

Phillip Nitschke

General Election 1998

11100

Graham Nuttall

General Election 1998

10060

Margaret Scott

General Election 1998

4953

Anthony Smith

General Election 1998

10698

Douglas Treasure

General Election 1998

6612

Robert Wilson

General Election 1998

14043

Paul Zammit

General Election 1998

18979

Ivan Welsh

Newcastle Supplementary Election 1998

7134

Henry Criticos

Newcastle Supplementary Election 1998

4409

Democratic Labor Party

Holt By-Election 1999

8871

Carl Van Wesley

Isaacs By-Election 2000

8995

TOTAL FUNDING PAYMENTS 1995-2000

64686415