Only days after the close of the financial year, the Australian Conservatives have lodged their Federal funding and disclosure forms for the 2017/18 financial year with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).
This is more than three months before AEC requirements.
In the interests of transparency and disclosure reform, rather than wait twelve months for details to be made public, we provide the following information:
Whilst a discrete funding and disclosure form has been lodged for each of our Divisions registered with the AEC, the amalgamated group totals for 2017/2018 financial year are detailed below.
More than 29,000 individual transactions were recorded resulting in an average donation per transaction of $81.81.
Excluding the donations in excess of the disclosure threshold (detailed below), the average donation was $67.78.
The income included nine donations in excess of the disclosure threshold ($13,500), being:
$181,016 – ECSA (SA election)
$50,000 – PG Consolidated Pty Ltd atf PG Trust (to QLD Division)
$50,000 – PG Consolidated Pty Ltd atf PG Trust (to NSW Division)
$30,000 – Mr Frank Hargrave (to VIC Division)
$25,539 – ATO (GST Refund)
$23,000 – ECSA (SA election)
$20,000 – Willimbury Pty Ltd
$14,798 – AEC
$13,826 – Mr Kevin Bailey (to VIC Division)
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