Australia: Big Alcohol Pumps Big Bucks into Politics

Alcohol and other addiction industries are pumping more and more money into Australian politics. The liquor, hotels and gaming lobby made its highest level of donations in seven years in 2017-18. They have pumped more than $1 million into political parties. They don’t discriminate who they fund either, as they’ve given money to Liberal, Labor and even far-right parties.
Alcohol control policy activists have renewed their calls to ban these industries from making federal donations, as it is warping policy and thwarting tax and advertising reforms…