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Federal police investigate Exclusive Brethren linked campaign

Media Release
Bob Brown 24 May 2007

Thursday, 24 May 2007
The Australian Federal Police has been asked to investigate a $371,000 pro-Howard campaign involving members of the Exclusive Brethren in the last week of the 2004 election campaign.
Greens Leader Bob Brown said it is essential to know who funded the campaign for which Willmac Enterprises, a $10 company set up a week before the election, claimed responsibility.
In New Zealand, 50 Brethren members contributed $1 million to a campaign against Labor and the Greens last election.
"The question is whether a similar operation occurred in Australia and, if so, why all the people involved did not declare themselves so the public knew who were driving the re-elect Howard campaign," Senator Brown said.
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