Weekly Dose of Data Analyst#7 — Who are the top political donors in each state of Australian and overall

This post is about finding out who/which company make the largest political donation from FY 1998 to FY 2019 in Australia.

Notice:

In the disclosed political donation records, there are donations which are not registered with any states. In this dataset, they named as “NOT REGISTERED”.

Summary

Overall, in Australia, from 1998 to 2019, Mineralogy Pty Ltd takes the top position in the political donation chart. It has donated almost 100 million Australian dollars. Queensland Nickel Pty Ltd came in second, it has donated around 22.5 million. Combining these two donation amount together (since these two companies are owned by the same person Clive Palmer), his companies has made more than 10 times of donation made by the company in the third place (Cormack Foundation Pty Ltd). Although, whether he has spent all these money is unclear, as most likely these donation has gone to his own party.

Not surprisingly, QLD, ACT,NSW and VIC are the states received the most political donation.

For ACT,

These are the top three companies/individual made the most political donation.

  1. Pratt Holdings P/L ($7 million)
  2. ANZ Banking Group Limited ($3.5 million)
  3. Sugolena Pty Limited ($3.4 million)

For QLD,

Other than the top three companies owned by Clive Palmer, these are the top three companies/individual made the most political donation

  1. JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd ($0.76 million)
  2. Springfield Land Corporation ($0.64 million)
  3. Palmer, Clive Frederick as Individual (0.52 million)

For NSW,

These are the top three companies/individual made the most political donation

  1. Clubs NSW ($2.2 million)
  2. Manildra Group ($1.6 million)
  3. Australian Hotels Association (N.S.W.) ($1.58 million)

For VIC,

These are the top three companies/individual made the most political donation

  1. Cormack Foundation Pty Ltd ($9.37 million)
  2. Australian Hotels & Hospitality Association Inc. ($2.86 million)
  3. Electrical Trades Union of Australia — Victorian Branch ($2.79 million)

As always, I have made an interactive Tableau workbook for you to play with. Please click this link to access it. You can change states and financial year to find out which company/individual has made the most political donation in the state and time you are interested.

Data Source:

https://transparency.aec.gov.au/Download

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