An update from the electoral Commission on who the largest donors have been since beginning of 2013, to our political parties.
- Colin Craig to Conservatives $725,000
- Estate of Brian James Dalley to Labour $430,259
- Kim Dotcom to Internet Party $250,000
- Phillip Mills to Labour and Greens $124,999
- Alan Gibbs to ACT $100,000
- Lawrence & Katrina Day to Conservatives $175,000
- Dame Jenny Gibbs to ACT $56,000
- Xiao Miao Fan to National $53,603
- Contue Jinwan Enterprise Group to National $49,200
- Gallagher Group to ACT $45,000
- Graeme Douglas to National $42,000
- Bruce Plested to National $35,000
I understand that the amount given by Dotcom to the Internet Party is well in excess of $250,000 but expenses paid on their behalf before they were a registered party do not have to be disclosed, which is a loophole in the law.
I have no problem with people donating large amounts to political parties, so long as they are disclosed in a timely manner.
Also this only covers donations to political parties and candidates. It does not cover gifts to MPs, which are done annually in the Register of Pecuniary Interests.