Findings from Pilot Study Monitoring the Lobbying and Political Donations of Health Harmful Industries in AustraliaPosted January 09 2023
The pilot study resulted in the creation of several interactive charts and dashboards that supported analysis and interrogation of the data. These charts helped to easily convey the volume of lobbying and political donations, as well as changes over time.
the researchers found that between July 2014 and December 2020, NSW ministers had 20,607 meetings, of which 634 meetings were with harmful industries. And between 1998 and 2020, a total of $576,519,472 disclosed donations were made to political parties and other entities, of which $35,823,937 were from harmful industries.
The alcohol industry is leading in both categories.