Greasing the Wheels

The systemic weaknesses that allow undue influence by mining companies on government: a QLD case study
by Han Aulby and Mark Ogge

Report reveals a web of political donations, special access and secret lobbying behind controversial mining projects. 

The report examines 6 highly controversial QLD resource projects and highlights the strong connection of these companies to QLD and federal political parties. The Queensland Liberal National Party accepted over $300,000 from companies associated with these projects, but most of the political donations went to the Liberal Party of Australia, who accepted $1.75 million. 

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