Nick Xenophon Team marshals crossbench support for political donations inquiry

NXT to move motion for inquiry into donations and disclosure system that has support of Pauline Hanson and One Nation

Senators Nick Xenophon, Skye Kakoschke-Moore and Sterling Griff of the Nick Xenophon Team. The Nick Xenophon Team will call for a wide-ranging inquiry into the political donations and disclosure system.
Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian

The Nick Xenophon Team will attempt to intensify pressure for reform of the donations and disclosure system by moving a motion in the Senate on Tuesday calling for a wide-ranging inquiry reporting by March.
Pressure from the NXT on donations and disclosure comes as the Australian National Audit Office released the findings of a “limited scope assurance review” on financial transactions between the Liberal party and the software company Parakeelia.
Parakeelia, a company owned by the Liberal party, runs database software that enables MPs to develop profiles of their constituents.
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