Chinese influence supports political donations reform

Independent Senator for Tasmania has said today’s bombshell about Yuhu Group subsidiaries donating to the Liberal Party is more evidence Tasmania needs political donations reform.

“Corporations like this don’t donate money to the Tasmanian branch of the Liberal Party out of the kindness of their heart,” Senator Lambie said.

“The Liberal Government needs to be upfront with the Tasmanian people and tell us what the $30,000 bought the Yuhu Group subsidiaries.

“The Liberal Government also needs to be upfront about why it thinks Tasmanians don’t deserve to know who is donating to whom.

“The Liberal Party is hiding behind their once-a-year disclosures and high donation thresholds,” Senator Lambie said.

“And why isn’t the Tasmanian Liberal Government willing to keep in step with the rest of the nation and switch to real time disclosure of political donations?

“The Tasmanian people and Tasmanian businesses should be influencing Government policy, not foreign powers and multinational corporations looking to make a quick buck at our expense,” Senator Lambie said.