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Political Funding In Australia

Between the years 1995–1998, corporations donated $29 million to Australian political parties. The largest corporate donor during this period was Westpac.[5] By the year 2002–2003, the amount of corporate funding to Australian political parties had risen to $69.4 million.[6] In 2004–2005, the Labor Party raised $64.8 million from both the corporate sector and public funding, while the Liberal Party raised over $66 million.[3] Most of the large corporate donors conduct business in an area greatly affected by government policy, or are likely to benefit from government contracts.[5]

Corporate fundraising

In Australia, there is a growing trend for MPs to become directly involved in the corporate fundraising efforts of their parties
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List Of Australian Leaders Of The Opposition

The Leader of the Opposition is a politician who leads the opposition in Australia. The Leader of the Opposition in Australian federal politics by convention, is a Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives. The position is held by the leader of the party not in government that has the most seats in the House. When in parliament, the Leader of the Opposition sits on the left-hand side of the centre table, in front of the Opposition and opposite the Prime Minister. The Opposition Leader is elected by his or her party according to its rules
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High Court Of Australia

The first three justices of the High Court were Chief Justice, Sir Samuel Griffith, Justice Sir Edmund Barton, and Justice Richard Edward O'Connor.[161] There were a number of possible candidates for the first bench of the High Court. In addition to the eventual appointees, names which had been mentioned in the press included two future Justices of the court, Henry Higgins and Isaac Isaacs, along with Andrew Inglis Clark, Sir John Downer, Sir Josiah Symon and George Wise. (Crucially, all of the above had previously served as politicians, with only Griffith and Inglis Clark possessing both political and judicial experience.) Barton and O'Connor were both members of the federal parliament and both from the government benches; indeed Barton was Prime Minister. Each of the eventual appointees had participated in the drafting of the Constitution and had intimate knowledge of it
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Shadow Ministry Of Anthony Albanese
A new Australian shadow ministry was formed by Anthony Albanese following his election as leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and Leader of the Opposition on 30 May 2019. It was announced on 2 June. The shadow ministry is the Opposition's alternative to the Second Morrison Ministry, which was sworn in on 29 May 2019. Its most senior members form a "shadow cabinet" mirroring the official Cabinet of Australia led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison
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Anthony Albanese

Anthony Norman Albanese ( /ˌælbəˈnzi/ AL-bə-neez-ee or /ˈælbənz/ AL-bə-neez;[nb 1] born 2 March 1963) is an Australian politician serving as Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labor Party since 2019. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Grayndler since 1996. Albanese was Deputy Prime Minister of Australia in 2013 and a Cabinet Minister in the Rudd and Gillard Governments from 2007 to 2013. Albanese was born in Sydney and attended St Mary's Cathedral College, before going on to the University of Sydney to study economics. He joined the Labor Party as a student, and before entering parliament worked as a party official and research officer
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Opposition (Australia)

In Australian parliamentary practice, the Opposition or Official Opposition is usually the official title of the second largest party or coalition of parties in the Australian House of Representatives with its leader being given the title Leader of the Opposition. The Opposition serves the same function as the official opposition in other Commonwealth of Nations monarchies that follow the Westminster conventions and practices. It is seen as the alternative government and the existing administration's main opponent in the Australian Parliament and at a general election. By convention, the Opposition Leader in the federal Parliament comes from the House of Representatives, as does the deputy, although the Government and Opposition may also both have leaders in the Senate
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Scott Ryan (Australian Politician)

Scott Michael Ryan (born 12 May 1973) is an Australian politician who has been a Senator for Victoria since 2008, representing the Liberal Party. He has been the President of the Senate since 2017, having previously been a minister in the Turnbull Government from 2016 to 2017. In March 2020 he announced he would not seek re-election to the Senate at the next federal election.

Ryan was born on 12 May 1973 in Brisbane, Queensland,[1][
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2013 Australian Federal Election

Kevin Rudd
Labor

Subsequent Prime Minister
Tony Abbott
Liberal/National coalition
The 2013 Australian federal election to elect the members of the 44th Parliament of Australia took place on 7 September 2013. The centre-right Liberal/National Coalition opposition led by Opposition leader Tony Abbott of the Liberal Party of Australia and Coalition partner the National Party of Australia, led by Warren Truss, defeated the incumbent centre-left Labor Party government of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd by an 18-seat 3.6 percentage point two-party swing resulting in a landslide win for the Coalition. Labor had been in government for 6 years since first being elected in the 2007 election. This election marked the end of the 6-year Rudd-Gillard-Rudd Labor government and the start of the current (as of 2020) Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Liberal-National Coalition government
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2010 Australian Federal Election

Julia Gillard
Labor Resulting Prime Minister
Julia Gillard
Labor The 2010 Australian federal election was held on Saturday, 21 August 2010 to elect members of the 43rd Parliament of Australia. The incumbent centre-left Australian Labor Party led by Prime Minister Julia Gillard won a second term against the opposition centre-right Liberal Party of Australia led by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott and Coalition partner the National Party of Australia, led by Warren Truss, after Labor formed a minority government with the support of three independent MPs and one Australian Greens MP
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