Open Politics

open politics has been established to increase public scrutiny of the private interests of our federal politicians - their investment properties, family trusts, share portfolios, and debts, as well as the gifts, trips, and entertainment many receive from those seeking to influence the political system. Read More

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Gambling industry sprays hospitality and gifts at politicians

Amid concerns about the failures of the gambling industry to combat money laundering, an analysis of the parliamentary interests registers reveals 38 politicians - 16% of the Australian parliament - have received benefits from the industry and related sectors since 2019, including tickets to sports events and musicals, alcohol and food, and honorary club memberships.