Money for Mates?
The latest figures from the Australian Electoral Commission’s review of political donations shows that mining companies, coal infrastructure groups and associated developers continue to grease the palms of the NSW Labor Party. Perhaps this is out of the goodness of their hearts and mere co-incidence that donations have a habit of being made in the same year as planning applications for coal mines etc are approved.
At the local level, BHP, who say they do not donate to political parties, withdrew their ‘fearless’ sponsorship of Quirindi Rugby Club. In addition, figures on their mandatory ‘community’ spending reveal that Gunnedah continues to be heavily favoured over Quirindi…..
At CCAG, we urge the local community to continue to support our sports teams and community events as they always have. After all, real, sustainable community spirit can not be bought.M