Australian Electoral Commission

2014-15 annual financial disclosure returns published today

Updated: 1 February 2016

The 2014–15 annual financial disclosure returns from political parties, associated entities, donors and third parties who incur political expenditure are now available for public inspection.

The annual returns are available at http://periodicdisclosures.aec.gov.au/. This webpage provides images of the original returns, some analysis and a data export function to enable users to undertake additional analysis of data.

The total figures disclosed in the 2014–15 annual returns are provided in a high level summary below, together with a breakdown showing the total amounts disclosed by the major party groups.

Editor's notes:

  • The disclosure scheme requires candidates, registered political parties, their State Branches, associated entities and donors to lodge annual financial disclosure returns with the AEC.
  • The threshold for the 2014–15 financial year returns was 'more than $12 800'. The threshold is indexed on 1 July each year.
  • Further information on the financial disclosure scheme is available at http://www.aec.gov.au/Parties_and_Representatives/index.htm.

High level summary of 2014–15 financial disclosure returns

Note: The 2013 federal election and the 2014 WA Senate election were both held in the 2013–14 financial year.

Political Parties
Party
Group
Receipts
2012–13
$
Receipts
2013–14
$
Receipts
2014–15
$
Payments
2012–13
$
Payments
2013–14
$
Payments
2014–15
$
Debts
2012–13
$
Debts
2013–14
$
Debts
2014–15
$
ALP 55 847 792 77 683 956 65 759 030 45 378 163 74 076 009 63 529 744 8 586 938 2 654 390 8 484 820
Liberal 73 132 089 125 167 320 75 911 043 62 597 872 128 717 819 80 523 287 12 870 942 10 898 003 17 682 987
PUP* N/A 28 827 604 10 096 716 N/A 28 822 558 10 303 328 N/A 322 842 43 915
Nationals 8 276 188 12 042 299 11 164 222 7 606 290 12 384 527 12 201 896 1 441 109 1 267 487 3 060 160
Greens 8 132 270 21 751 792 9 366 912 9 322 505 19 872 792 12 111 702 1 952 227 565 812 1 193 556
Others 8 782 493 12 897 371 6 590 717 7 983 220 12 880 821 6 426 318 2 682 346 1 395 611 1 231 565
Total 154 170 832 278 370 342 178 888 640 132 888 050 276 754 526 185 096 275 27 533 562 17 104 145 31 697 003

*The Palmer United Party (PUP) was registered on 05 July 2013, therefore 2013–14 was the first financial year an annual return was required to be lodged.

Associated Entity Returns
Receipts
2012–13
$
Receipts
2013–14
$
Receipts
2014–15
$
Payments
2012–13
$
Payments
2013–14
$
Payments
2014–15
$
Debts
2012–13
$
Debts
2013–14
$
Debts
2014–15
$
793 348 654 840 286 675 842 886 502 761 166 372 794 569 487 828 125 584 98 063 103 107 553 251 99 226 915
Donor Returns
2012–13
$
2013–14
$
2014–15
$
19 664 286 55 830 679 21 749 026
Political Expenditure Returns
2012–13
$
2013–14
$
2014–15
$
23 716 198 21 215 493 14 364 973

*Note: receipts include 'gifts' (donations) and other receipts such as returns on investments or sales of assets. Parties and associated entities are asked to distinguish between 'gifts' and other receipts in their returns.