There was an interesting new post on Australia written by Christopher Knaus and published in the Guardian. Take a look at this excerpt:
Australia’s weak donation laws are allowing political parties to hide the origins of $1bn in income and giving mega-donors the ability to exert disproportionate influence over the system, new analysis suggests.
The Australian Electoral Commission will on Monday release the latest tranche of donations data for the 2019-20 financial year, which will show the largesse shown to parties in the wake of the last federal election.
Ahead of the data’s release, the Centre for Public Integrity released an analysis estimating the volume of dark money – income with an unknown source – given to the parties in the past 20 years.