Gina McColl reports in The Age (19.6.16):
‘Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Wentworth electorate appears to operate an under-the-radar donations fund, with little disclosure of what it earns, from whom, or how it’s spent.
‘A Fairfax Media investigation has revealed the Wentworth Forum, a fundraising vehicle that raised $1.4 million during Mr Turnbull’s first stint as Liberal Party leader, appears still to be active, despite claims by a spokesman for the Prime Minster “the forum ceased to operate in 2009”.
In the same issue of The Age, Michael Bachelard writes:
‘Members of an extremist Christian sect which has covered up child sex abuse have given secret, coordinated donations to the Liberal Party. ‘Dozens of Exclusive Brethren members – who practice a radical doctrine of “separation” and are not permitted to vote – donated more than $67,000 to the Liberal Party on the same day in December 2010.’