Greasing the Wheels: The systemic weakness that allows undue influence by mining companies on government.

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 8.39.35 amPublished by The Australian Conservation Foundation and The Australia Institute, June 2016

This report documents the millions of dollars worth in political donations from the Australian mining industry to Australian political parties which serve to influence Government policy through ‘cash for access’ schemes, third party fundraising vehicles, private meetings, lobbyists, gifts and the revolving door between the government, bureaucracy and the mining companies they are responsible for regulating. It also highlights the extraordinary lack of transparency in lobbying, with very few lobbyists in Queensland even covered by the lobbying register.

Download the full report here.