Donor democ­racy alive

The Cairns Post - - VIEWS -

WHILE throw­ing un­sub­stan­ti­ated mud at Bob Kat­ter, Den­nis Quick (CP, 7/11) has once again failed to de­clare his long­stand­ing role as re­gional co-or­di­na­tor for the LNP.

So I guess it’s nat­u­ral he would crit­i­cise other par­ties.

But isn’t it in­ter­est­ing there’s not one word from Mr Quick at­tack­ing La­bor?

Then again, with the per­for­mance over the last few years and stab­bing PMs, peo­ple could be for­given for think­ing the LNP are work­ing hard to put La­bor into of­fice.

Now see­ing as Mr Quick has made the link be­tween donors and in­flu­ence maybe he and his LNP col­leagues would like to dis­cuss what in­flu­ence the $1.5 mil­lion in do­na­tions to the LNP from in­sur­ance com­pa­nies in re­cent years? Or the $4 mil­lion from the banks? Or per­haps the truck­loads of money from the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try or large multi­na­tional cor­po­ra­tions?

Yes, in­deed, the facts are freely avail­able on the AEC’s web­site.

‘Donor democ­racy’ is alive and well it seems. Daniel McCarthy, KAP can­di­date for Le­ich­hardt PRI­VACY POL­ICY: Our pri­vacy pol­icy www.ap­n­arm.com.au/pri­vacy in­cludes im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion about our col­lec­tion, use and dis­clo­sure of your per­sonal in­for­ma­tion (in­clud­ing to pro­vide you with tar­geted ad­ver­tis­ing based on your on­line ac­tiv­i­ties). It ex­plains that if you do not pro­vide us with in­for­ma­tion we have re­quested from you, we may not be able to pro­vide you with the goods and ser­vices you re­quire. It also ex­plains how you can ac­cess or seek cor­rec­tion of your per­sonal in­for­ma­tion, how you can com­plain about a breach of the Aus­tralian Pri­vacy Prin­ci­ples and how we will deal with a com­plaint of that na­ture.

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