Political donation laws overhaul in Victoria means taxpayers will foot the bill for campaigning

Political donation laws overhaul in Victoria means taxpayers will foot the bill for campaigning

Posted May 08, 2018 17:00:16 Victorian taxpayers will spend $45 million funding political campaigning every four years, under a donations shake–up announced by the Andrews Government. Key points: Political donations capped at $4,000 every four-year election cycle Donations over $1,000 to be publicly disclosed Foreign donations banned Third-party groups to …

NT taxpayers to pay $200,000 a month for infrastructure fund that ‘lacks transparency’

NT taxpayers to pay $200,000 a month for infrastructure fund that ‘lacks transparency’

Updated April 30, 2018 18:28:44 Photo: The board is made up of James Paspaley, Les Fallick, Bill Moss, Jodie Ryan and Mark Burgess. (Supplied) Related Story: Carlton great to helm billion-dollar NT Infrastructure Development Fund A taxpayer-funded company that will cost Territorians an estimated $200,000 a month to operate this …

Perth Children’s Hospital electricity costing WA taxpayers $5,000 per day ahead of opening

Perth Children’s Hospital electricity costing WA taxpayers $5,000 per day ahead of opening

Updated April 17, 2018 18:51:43 Video: Families and the Premier tour the long-awaited Perth Children’s Hospital (ABC News) West Australian taxpayers are forking out almost $5,000 dollars a day in electricity costs to run the new Perth Children’s Hospital before it has even opened its doors to patients. And the …

High ASIC company search fees might cost taxpayers billions: GetUp! commissioned study

High ASIC company search fees might cost taxpayers billions: GetUp! commissioned study

Updated April 10, 2018 17:23:43 Australia’s high fees for access to company financial data are costing the nation billions of dollars in lost revenue, according to a new report from the UTS business school. Key points: Australia has the highest access fees for company financial statements, double the global average …

Royal visit flight costs could top $100,000 for Australian taxpayers | UK news

Prince Charles and Camilla‚Äôs tour around the country could cost Australian taxpayers more than $100,000 in flights alone by the time the heir to the throne returns from Vanuatu. The royal couple are spending about 10 days touring Queensland and the Northern Territory. While it was already known that Australian …

Canberra taxpayers cough up $25k after person falls in the dark during Enlighten Festival

Canberra taxpayers cough up $25k after person falls in the dark during Enlighten Festival

Updated April 03, 2018 06:28:20 Photo: The Enlighten Festival draws thousands of visitors every year. (Supplied) Canberra taxpayers handed over $25,000 in insurance excess after a visitor tripped in the dark near a pond at last year’s Enlighten Festival. The person sustained only “minor injuries” when falling near the Reflection …