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Pokie money rolls in for Labor

By johnboy 1 February 2011 8

The ABC has a report on the rivers of gaming revenue sustaining the Labor Party’s operations in the ACT as it makes laws to govern it’s generous Labor Club benefactors:

The ACT branch of the Australian Labor Party received close to $1 million worth of funding and donations last financial year.

Financial returns published by the ACT Electoral Commission show more than $662,000 of that money came from the Canberra Labor Club.

The ALP spent more than $780,000 over the year.

The ACT division of the Liberal Party received nearly $658,000 in funding and donations and spent $405,000 over the year.

Its biggest donor was Canberra external consultancy ADVISE, which gave a gift in kind of $170,000.

The Liberals’ second biggest funding boost was $123,000 from the security consultancy firm Stratsec.

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Fisher 5:39 pm 02 Feb 11

The stratsec contribution is office rent rather than political donation – still gets reported as donation though for some reason.
http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/latest/8754603/alp-reaps-club-windfall/

Chop71 11:32 am 02 Feb 11

Maybe the pokies should come with a health warning

“The Labor party would like to thank you for your gambling losses”

screaming banshee 9:45 am 02 Feb 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

FFS not only do they donate to the least credible opposition the ACT has ever had, they use comic sans on their web page

http://www.adviseconsulting.com.au/index_files/Page497.htm

Hmm, website produced in microsoft office and they have money left over to donate…..must be juicy govt contract they have.

PM 11:25 pm 01 Feb 11

Not to mention Clubs ACT only giving money to the ALP…

Deref 6:02 pm 01 Feb 11

“The ABC has a report on the rivers of gambling revenue…”

I fixed that for you.

Let’s not fall for the gambling industry’s ploy of calling gambling “gaming” – they’re not the same thing.

John Moulis 5:17 pm 01 Feb 11

The extra money is having a good effect on the Belconnen club. The prawns and oysters at last year’s Christmas lunch were a vast improvement over the previous year. Yum yum 🙂

FFS not only do they donate to the least credible opposition the ACT has ever had, they use comic sans on their web page

http://www.adviseconsulting.com.au/index_files/Page497.htm

So the Labor Clubs give money to the Labor Party to buy, erm no, encourage support for poker machines. What do ADVISE and Stratsec get for their money????

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