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What is the scale of the coal industry’s political donations?


In the 2021 financial year, fossil fuel companies gave over  $1m in political donations to the three major parties, according to data from the Australian Electoral Commission. Among the top 10 donors with interests in coal mining include the Minerals Council of Australia ($200,783) , The Trustee for St Baker Family Trust($165,202) and COAL21 ($114,500).

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