Sunday, 1 March 2015

So who are these Americans thought willing to put "tens of millions" of dollars into Tony Abbott's re-election coffers?

It causes enough unease to know that a Conservative Party peer of the realm sitting in the U.K. House of Lords financed past Liberal Party of Australia federal election campaigns to the tune of $1.5 million, now it seems Americans are expected to donate to Tony Abbott’s 2016 re-election coffers.

The Sydney Morning Herald 24 February 2015:

Mr Higginson wrote that he had raised $70 million since 2011 and recently "laid out my plans to the PM" to travel to the United States to raise "tens of millions" from donors.

Is the Prime Minister so unpopular with home-grown donors that he now has to look elsewhere for the big money?

Or is this trawl for foreign political donations part of the Abbott Government's "open for business" approach to governing?

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