Liberal Party of Australia
The Liberal Party of Australia is the major partner in the Liberal-National coalition which has governed Australia since 1996.
Organisations controlled by the Liberal Party, and mostly used to funnel funding to the party to avoid public scrutiny, include:
- The Cormack Foundation
- The Greenfields Foundation
- The Free Enterprise Foundation
- The Menzies Research Centre
- The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA)
In 2004, The Age newspaper reported that: "Last financial year, the biggest donation to the Coalition came from the Cormack Foundation, a long-term supporter of the Liberal Party set up with the proceeds of the sales of Melbourne radio station 3XY to promote private enterprise. The little-known private foundation pumped $1.8 million into Liberal Party coffers in 2002-03."
Related Sourcewatch articles
- Tony Abbott, Prime Minister from September 2013
- John Howard, Former Prime Minister (1996-2007)
- Peter Costello, Former Treasurer of Australia
- Alex Hawke
- Australian Labor Party
- Damien Cahill's List of Neo-liberal Activists Within the Coalition
- Ted Baillieu, Leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party in Victoria
- Josh Gordon, Parties hide donor identities, The Age, 3 February 2004.
- Damien C. Cahill, "The radical neo-liberal movement as a hegemonic force in Australia, 1976-1996", University of Wollongong, PhD Thesis, 2004. (Available online from all Australian Universities)
- Sandi Keane & Barry Everingham, The Liberal Party receives millions from fossil fuel lobby, Independent Australia, 11 April 2011.
- Sandi Keane, The fossil fuel industry and who really runs Australia, Independent Australia, 6 May 2014
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