2011 Party Donation returns

The 2011 party donation returns are now online. This is the first time that the returns have not just included details of individual donations over the disclosure limit – but also summary information on their total level of income from donations. This gives us a fuller picture of their revenues.

I’ve broken down for the major parties, their donations by size:

$1.5 – $5k $5 – $15k >$15k
ACT 10% 46% 38%
NZF 4% 40% 0%
Labour 29% 46% 24%
Greens 40% 23% 37%
National 24% 41% 27%

National and Labour have similar profiles (but National got 2.5 times as much).  Note that these figures do not include the income from donations below $1,500 and membership fees etc. For National that can be greater than a million dollars a year.

Significant Donors are (those over $30,000 were declared last year):

ACT

  1. Louis Crimp $125,520
  2. Alan Gibbs $116,000
  3. John Boscawen $79,468
  4. John Banks 75,980 (includes through a company)
  5. Don Brash $25,980
  6. John Harrison $25,025
  7. Fletcher Building $20,000
  8. Talleys $20,000

Maori

  1. Bruce Piested $25,000
  2. Fletcher Construction $20,000

Labour

  1. Todd Corp $50,000
  2. EPMU $40,000
  3. Cao Jun $30,000
  4. Dairy Workers Union $27,200
  5. Road Transport Trust $20,000
  6. Fletcher Building $20,000
  7. SFWU $20,000
  8. Meatworkers Union $18,000

Greens

  1. Fletcher Building $20,000
  2. Seven Green MPs – $15,000 to $17,500 each
  3. Christoper Marshall $16,500
  4. Bryan Forde $15,200
  5. Forbes Elworthy $15,035

National

  1. Susan Chou $100,000
  2. Gallagher Group $86,005
  3. Antoines Restaurant $60,000
  4. Oravida 56,600
  5. Chris Parkin $55,000
  6. Todd Corp $50,000
  7. Citi Financial Group $50,000
  8. Team McMillan $35,000
  9. Graeme Douglas $30,000
  10. Road Transport Trust $30,000
  11. Garth Barfoot $22,000
  12. Contue Jinwan Enterprise Group $21,600
  13. The 123 Mart Ltd $20,000
  14. Fletcher Building $20,000
  15. Xiao Miao Fan $19,413
  16. Janette Brocklehurst $16,685
  17. Grant Biel $15,500
  18. Yaxun Zhang $15,113

 

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