New site simplifies political data

As we approach the 2016 Australian Federal election, there hasn’t been a more important time to understand who is donating to our political parties. This information is provided by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), but it’s in a form that makes it very difficult to get a global picture of what’s going on. A new web site provides an easy way to visualise political donations over all years for which the AEC provides data.

Ascelin Gordon was one of those involved in the project, and was happy to talk about why they set it up.

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