Australia: Alcohol Industry Found to Hide Political DonationsPosted July 15 2020
The alcohol industry has been found to hide political donations in Australia.
Last year, The Guardian revealed, 13 companies – including corporate giant Woolworths, who operate their alcohol business through Endeavour Group Limited (which owns Dan Murphy’s and BWS) – had failed to declare sizeable political donations to the Liberal and Labor parties when seeking more than 50 separate approvals to develop property in New South Wales.
That Woolworths is an alcohol industry giant in Australia is out of question. The Woolworths-controlled ALH group has recently received the largest penalty ever imposed by the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority, for “systemically” giving patrons at two NSW hotels free alcohol to encourage their gambling…