Malcolm Turnbull has revealed he donated $1.75m to the Liberal party, after dodging the question just hours earlier in a speech to the National Press Club in which he said public information should be released “as close to real time as possible”.
“I’ve always been a supporter of the causes I believe in – Lucy and I have always been generous … because we know we’ve done well in life and believe it’s part of our duty to give back.”
Turnbull said he put his money “into ensuring we didn’t have a Labor government” and unlike Bill Shorten he was not beholden to “left wing unions”.
Addressing his nickname of “Mr Harbourside Mansion”, Turnbull conceded he lived “in a nice house on the water” but said he paid the expenses for, whereas Shorten aspired to live in a taxpayer-funded harbourside mansion.
steadyaku47 comment : That is how it is here in Australia….the Prime Minister donated $1.75million to his party. Enough said!