Pokies and tobacco donations


June 5, 2011

This list tracks political donations by gambling interests to registered Australian political parties over the past few years.






Labor 2008-09

Australian Hotels Association (NSW): 4 donations worth $130,000 to NSW Labor.

Australian Hotels Association (SA): 16 different donations worth about $70,000 to the South Australian Labor branch.

Canberra Labor Club: operates 4 pokies venues for the ALP and donated $502,000.

Clubs NSW: 9 donations worth $85,000.

Tabcorp: pokies duopolist in Victoria made 6 donations worth $150,000 to Labor.

Woolworths (ALH): $20,000 donation to Queensland Labor.

Coalition 2008-09

Australian Hotels Association (NSW): 7 donations worth $18,612 to the NSW Liberals.

Australian Hotels Association (SA): 19 donations worth $67,910 to the South Australian Liberal branch.

Clubs NSW: 10 donations worth $64,151 in 2008-09 to the to the NSW Liberals.

Tabcorp: pokies duopolist in Victoria made 8 donations worth $92,635.

Woolworths (ALH): $20,000 donation to Queensland LNP.

Labor 2007-08

Australian Hotels Association (SA): 19 donations worth $47,000 in 2007-08 to the South Australian Labor branch.

Canberra Labor Club: operates 4 pokies venues for the ALP and donated $558,000.

Clubs NSW: 13 donations worth $203,000 to the NSW ALP.

Tabcorp: pokies duopolist in Victoria made 7 donations worth $138,000 to various ALP branches.

Coalition 2007-08

Australian Hotels Association (SA): 9 donations worth $15,230 to the South Australian branch.

Clubs NSW: 17 donations worth $75,170 to NSW coalition.

Tabcorp: pokies duopolist in Victoria made 6 donations worth $46,430.

Coalition 2006-07

Australian Hotels Association (SA): 8 donations worth $37,215 to the South Australian branch.

Australian Hotels Association (SA): 1 donation worth $1,000 to the Queensland Liberal Party branch.

Tabcorp: pokies duopolist made 10 donations worth $142,165.

Labor 2006-07

Australian Hotels Association (SA): 12 donations worth $36,430 in 2007-08 to the South Australian Labor branch.

Tabcorp: pokies duopolist made 5 donations worth $185,500.

Coalition 2005-06

Clubs NSW: 11 donations worth $79,900 to NSW coalition.

Labor 2005-06

Clubs NSW: 5 donations worth $33,250 to the NSW ALP.

Big Tobacco donations to the Coalition

2008/2009

Philip Morris
: 36 donations worth $158,510

Liberal Party of Australia: 5 worth $62,275
Liberal Party (Vic Division): 14 worth $33,215
National Party of Australia: 3 worth $14,950
Liberal Party (WA Division): 6 worth $12,500
Liberal Party (NSW Division): 2 worth $12,220
Liberal Party (SA Division): 3 worth $8,025
Liberal National Party of Queensland: 2 worth $5,225
National Party of Australia(NSW Division): 1 worth $5,000
National Party of Australia (Vic Division): 1 worth $5,000
National Party of Australia (WA Division): 1 worth $1,000

British American Tobacco Australia: 30 donations worth $140,930

Liberal Party (NSW Division): 8 worth $62,660
Liberal Party (ACT Division): 2 worth $18,400
Liberal Party (Tas Division): 2 worth $15,000
Liberal Party (WA Division): 2 worth $10,000
Liberal Party (Vic Division): 4 worth $8,550
National Party of Australia(NSW Division): 5 worth $7,800
Liberal Party of Australia: 2 worth $6,550
Liberal Party (SA Division): 3 worth $6,150
Liberal National Party of Queensland: 1 worth $5,500
National Party of Australia: 1 worth $320

2007/2008

Philip Morris:
30 donations worth $138,840

Liberal Party of Australia: 5 worth $22,890
Liberal Party (Vic Division): 5 worth $22,890
National Party of Australia: 3 worth $19,950
Liberal Party (NSW Division): 4 worth $11,350
Liberal Party (SA Division): 3 worth $9,950
National Party of Australia (NSW Division): 4 worth $9,250
Liberal Party (Tas Division): 3 worth $8,950
Liberal Party (WA Division): 3 worth $8,000
Liberal National Party of Queensland: 2 worth $7,500
National Party of Australia (Vic Division): 2 worth $6,000

British American Tobacco Australia: 20 donations worth $128,860

Liberal Party (NSW Division): 13 worth $83,430
Liberal Party of Australia: 1 worth $25,000
Liberal Party (Vic Division): 3 worth $12,100
National Party of Australia: 1 worth $5,000
Liberal Party (SA Division): 2 worth $3,830

2006/2007

Philip Morris:
20 donations worth $119,650

Liberal Party of Australia: 1 worth $35,000
Liberal Party (Vic Division): 5 worth $22,050
National Party of Australia: 2 worth $13,300
Liberal Party (NSW Division): 2 worth $83,430
Liberal Party (SA Division): 2 worth $10,000
National Party of Australia (Vic Division): 2 worth $6,800
Liberal National Party of Queensland: 2 worth $6,000
National Party of Australia (NSW Division): 1 worth $5,000
Liberal Party (Tas Division): 1 worth $5,000
Liberal Party (WA Division): 1 worth $5,000

2005/2006

Philip Morris:
22 donations worth $125,375

Liberal Party of Australia: 1 worth $35,000
Liberal Party (Vic Division): 5 worth $21,200
National Party of Australia: 1 worth $20,000
Liberal Party (NSW Division): 3 worth $10,400
Liberal Party (SA Division): 3 worth $10,000
Liberal National Party of Queensland: 3 worth $10,000
Liberal Party (Tas Division): 2 worth $7,000
National Party of Australia (Vic Division): 2 worth $6,800
Liberal Party (WA Division): 1 worth $2,500
National Party of Australia (NSW Division): 1 worth $2,475

2004/2005

Philip Morris:
22 donations worth $138,100

Liberal Party of Australia: 2 worth $42,500
National Party of Australia: 1 worth $20,000
Liberal Party (Vic Division): 4 worth $16,500
Liberal Party (WA Division): 2 worth $16,000
Liberal Party (NSW Division): 2 worth $10,100
Liberal Party (SA Division): 3 worth $9,000
Liberal National Party of Queensland: 2 worth $9,000
National Party of Australia (NSW Division): 2 worth $5,250
National Party of Australia (Vic Division): 2 worth $5,250
Liberal Party (Tas Division): 2 worth $4,500

British American Tobacco Australia: 12 donations worth $159,267.05

Liberal Party of Australia: 3 worth $97,500
Liberal Party (NSW Division): 8 worth $48,250
Liberal Party (WA Division): 1 worth $13,517.05

2003/2004

Philip Morris: 3 donations worth $12,300

Liberal Party (NSW Division): 1 worth $10,000
National Party of Australia: 1 worth $2,200
Liberal Party (SA Division): 1 worth $100

*In 2003/2004 there was also one donation of $2,200 to the South Australian Labor branch.

British American Tobacco Australia: 18 donations worth $164,138.50

Liberal Party (NSW Division): 9 worth $84,738.50
Liberal Party of Australia: 2 worth $50,000
National Party of Australia: 2 worth $14,000
Liberal Party (SA Division): 1 worth $5,000
Liberal Party (WA Division): 1 worth $5,000
Liberal Party (Vic Division): 1 worth $2,500
Liberal Party (Tas Division): 1 worth $1,500
National Party of Australia(NSW Division): 1 worth $1,000

*In 2003/2004 there was also 6 donations of $27,290 to the ALP:

Labor Party of Queensland: 1 worth $16,500
Labor Party (NSW Division): 5 worth $5,790
Labor Party (WA Division): 1 worth $5,000

2002/2003

British American Tobacco Australia: 14 donations worth $129,200

Liberal Party (NSW Division): 8 worth $62,100
Liberal Party of Australia: 3 worth $32,100
Liberal Party (Vic Division): 2 worth $20,000
National Party of Australia(NSW Division): 1 worth $15,000

*In 2002/2003 there was also 4 donations of $26,150 to the ALP:

Labor Party (NSW Division): 2 worth $19,250
Labor Party (Qld Division): 2 worth $6,900