Open book on Cairns Unity Team donations!
Some things don’t change!
Melanie Petrinec, Monday, August 27, 2012 © The Cairns Post
BUSINESSES from across the state and prominent Cairns identities bankrolled Mayor Bob Manning’s Unity team to the tune of almost $165,000 during the local government election campaign, new figures reveal.
The Electoral Commission Queensland has published the financial disclosure return for the Cairns Unity Team, illustrating how much money was behind the group’s success in garnering six seats on the Cairns Regional Council.
The report shows Cairns business family the Irelands was Unity’s biggest benefactor, donating more than $40,000 through two registered businesses and individual contributions.
A business registered as “63 Abbott Street Pty Ltd” donated $14,750, while Brisbane-based company Easterly Projects Pty Ltd put $5000 towards Unity and the same amount into…
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