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State Government Money Problems.
Large financial donations plus secret deals with political parties, groups, and/or key individuals have long been recognised as a major potential threat to the democratic process, not just in Victoria, not just in Australia, but internationally.
For example, in the United States the donations problem became so bad that Corporations are currently banned from making any donations and individuals can only give up to $2,300 to each candidate in any election. But despite the ban, election watchdogs say that U.S. fundraisers are finding a way around the restrictions to collect unprecedented sums of money (See... "Big money's sway in US 2008 race", BBC ,7th September 2007).
Closer to home, State Governments in Australia and their large political donors have come under increasing scrutiny. since the 1980's.
After the 'WA Inc" affair in Western Australia both WA and two other States (NSW and Qld) , went on to establish their own Anti Corruption Commissions. Unfortunately this had not yet happened in South Australia, Tasmania, or Victoria.
Land developers and construction companies featured prominently in the 'WA Inc" affair in Western Australia.
For example, John Roberts, the founder of Multiplex, was one of WA Labor's benefactors in the 1980's. He told the WA Inc Royal Commission in June 1991 that he had donated $628,000 to the ALP between 1983 and 1989.
Dodgy donors, unscrupulus politicians, and their minders however, often got out a lot more than they put in to WA Inc. The Royal Commission went on to estimate that the cost of 'WA Inc' to the people of of Western Australia was eventually around $600 million. (More.. )So to help the current Victorian Parliamentary Public Land Inquiry shed some light on whether this type of problem is still alive and well in Australia, we have decided to start fighting fire with candles.
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