CityNews have an interesting article on the Canberra Business Club, their difficulties with filing their returns and some interesting discrepancies.
First item of note is who kicked the money into the CBC:
- — Peter Fairburn ($2000, over 24 months);
— Brian Jones ($2000, 24 months);
— Paul Donaghue ($3000, 36 months);
— former Chief Minister Kate Carnell ($2000, 24 months);
— chairman Jim Murphy ($6700, 36 months);
— Ian O’Connor ($2000, 24 months);
— Doug Edwards ($3000, 36 months);
— former Liberal MLA Lou Westende ($2000, 24 months);
— Karen Rush ($1000, 12 months);
— Dominic De Marco ($2000, 36 months);
— Col Alexander ($2000, 24 months)
— and the late Russell Parkes, ($2000, 24 months)
Also of interest to many will be this bit:
- Meanwhile, Mr Parton’s return showed that, in a single donation, he had received $3000 from local businessman Josip Zivko’s Consolidated Builders Limited. However, the company’s third party return showed the donation as $4000. Having had the discrepancy drawn to his attention by “CityNews”, Mr Parton has subsequently amended his return.
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Readers with long memories will recall Josip Zivko’s role in the Koomarri Caravan Park debacle wherein the taxpayer got taken for quite a ride.