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 PM Moves to Stop Foreign Political Donations
Charles
 Posted: Dec 5 2017, 02:58 PM
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PM moves to stop foreign donations, influence

Updated: 3:34 pm, Tuesday, 5 December 2017

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Australia is to ban donations from foreign bank accounts, non-citizens and foreign entities to all types of political campaigning - such as GetUp! - not just political parties.

Political parties, independent candidates, trade unions, interest groups, advocacy groups and others spend millions of dollars each year to influence voters.

However, the Turnbull government is concerned about the growing influence of third-party campaign groups, which in the 2015/16 financial year spent almost $40 million on political advertising, polling and campaigning - some of which came from foreign sources.

There are also concerns foreign donations could influence political party activity and policy.

Organisations which have spent more than $100,000 on political purposes over the past four years, or $50,000 or more where it is at least half their annual budget, will be captured under the proposed new laws and defined as 'political campaigners'.

Acting Special Minister of State Mathias Cormann said advocacy group GetUp!, which spent more than $10 million in the year leading up to the 2016 federal election (twice as much as the next biggest spender) would come under the new definition and would have to comply with the same transparency and disclosure requirements as political parties.

Senator Cormann said it was about shoring up the integrity of the electoral system

'To ensure that there is no inappropriate foreign interference in our democratic system, we are banning all foreign donations, not just for political parties, but also for candidates, Senate groups, and for political campaigning organisations,' Senator Cormann told reporters in Canberra on Tuesday.

It would not unduly impact on charities, he said.

'Contrary to what has been asserted by some, this does not prevent charities from receiving and using the foreign donations for non-political activities in Australia,' Senator Cormann said.

'Similarly, it does not prevent charities from engaging in political activities in Australia, as long as the political expenditure incurred to fund that political activity is raised from Australians.'


http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2017/12/05/dastyari-refuses-questions-amid-donor-scandal.html?ref=BP_HERO_SKY_pm-moves-to-stop-foreign-donations_051217

A sensible move. Foreign donations are only made out of self-interest and place recipients under perceived obligations.

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Did your lot miss out on a donation
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The amount of money that GetUp (your snout) mob spend on influencing elections is alarming.

And the socialist mob reckon that the other side have more money to spend on electioneering. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/rolleyes.gif

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Next, is to stop foreign ownership of Australia's land and Natural resources "Dumb Arse" Turnbull and every other bloody maroon in Federal Politics.
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QUOTE (scepo @ Dec 5 2017, 04:25 PM)
The amount of money that GetUp (your snout) mob spend on influencing elections is alarming.

And the socialist mob reckon that the other side have more money to spend on electioneering.  http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/rolleyes.gif

What rubbish.  http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/smiley_don_t_know.gif

Less than 1% of GetUp's donations came from foreigners since their inception. Currently there are no foreign donors.

The publish donations in real time (daily). No other political organization in Australia does that.

GetUp's donation disclosure webpage:

https://www.getup.org.au/about/powering-getup

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Start with your own mob
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QUOTE (Bill @ Dec 8 2017, 09:56 PM)
QUOTE (scepo @ Dec 5 2017, 04:25 PM)
The amount of money that GetUp (your snout) mob spend on influencing elections is alarming.

And the socialist mob reckon that the other side have more money to spend on electioneering.  http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/rolleyes.gif

What rubbish.   http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/smiley_don_t_know.gif

Less than 1% of GetUp's donations came from foreigners since their inception. Currently there are no foreign donors.

The publish donations in real time (daily). No other political organization in Australia does that.

GetUp's donation disclosure webpage:

https://www.getup.org.au/about/powering-getup



Where did I even insinuate that a lot of their money comes from foreigners? http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/smiley_don_t_know.gif I couldn't care where it comes from.

But the amount of money that GetUp (your snout) mob spend on influencing elections sure is alarming.
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Bit late now You can not even get rid of a thief bribe taker and traitor Still there I would say he would have plenty of company both sides
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But the amount of money that GetUp (your snout) mob spend on influencing elections sure is alarming

So is the amount of money spent by:

1. The Minerals Council of Australia. Mostly foreign and tax deductible.
2. The IPA (Institute of Public Affairs) - a tax deductible charity started by Sir Keith Murdoch - current patron Rupert Murdoch - and at last count had 14 former 'employees' in our Federal Parliament.
3. Corporate donors like Banks, Private Health Insurers, large retailers like Woolies an Coles. etc.
4. Payments in kind by Media Companies who receive, in return large contracts for government advertising that, one could argue, are unnecessary and a blatant subsidy to the Media,

The political donations of agents of foreign governments is far less of a problem than the political donations of multinational corporations - to any political party.

GetUp was born out of the frustration with being unable to have a 'progressive' view portrayed in the MSM. By the use of small donations from their over one million supporters and being able to mobilise those supporters to a cause, they now have no need for the MSM. Karma is a bitch.
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Yes Bill, an organisation run by progressive anarchists who millions of sheepies blindly follow. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/rolleyes.gif

You could almost say that "progressivism" has become the latest religion, such is the belief/blind faith it's followers have in it. http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/smiley_don_t_know.gif

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