It should come as no surprise that property industry donations favour the Coalition about eight to one, according to Australian Electoral Commission figures:
The Australian property industry, including billionaires Harry Triguboff and Frank Lowy and development groups, has overwhelmingly supported the Coalition and other conservative groups, with a total of $6,512,572 in political donations pouring into their pockets in the past financial year.
Labor and progressive outfit GetUp fared much worse, according to a new analysis of Australian Electoral Commission donations data for 2018-19, which includes the lead-up to the last federal election in May. These groups attracted only $823,902 over the same period, which is just more than an eighth of their opponents’ haul.
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