Barry O'Farrell has kept his election promise to become the first premier in Australian history to ban political donations from corporations and special interest groups. The question now is: will the other states and territories follow his lead?
Maybe money can't buy happiness but, as property developer and newspaper tycoon Chau Chak Wing has learnt, it can help give you remarkable access to Australia's most powerful politicians.
Liberal Party grandee Michael Kroger has joined former party Treasurer Michael Yabsley in calling for a complete ban on political donations from business and developers.
Michael Yabsley, a legend of political fundraising and former treasurer of the NSW Liberal Party, has called for politcal donations to be banned.
Former Liberal Party fundraiser Michael Yabsley believes political donations should be banned.