Questions in Parliament

Kristie Johnston, Question to Parliament – 13 October 2021

By October 13, 2021No Comments

Thank you Mr Speaker, my question is to the Premier.

Premier, yesterday I asked you a straightforward question regarding donations to the Tasmanian Liberal Party from vested interests in the gambling industry.

You churlishly refused to answer the question.

I am well aware that the returns on the Australian Electoral Commission show that since 2016 approximately $1.1m has been donated by those associated with the gaming industry to the Tasmanian Liberal Party.

And I note that the returns for the 20/21 year are yet to be published.

But Tasmanian donation disclosure laws are weak, and your party has likely received significantly more donations than declared to the AEC.

I asked you to make a more complete disclosure to the Tasmanian people, including all cash donations and in-kind assistance, instead of hiding behind weak donation disclosure laws.

So I ask you again:

Over the past five years, how much money and in-kind assistance has been donated to the Tasmanian Liberal Party and Liberal candidates, by organisations, companies or individuals associated with the gambling industry?

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