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Star City donated $100,000 to Labor Party

27 November 2007

AUSTRALIA -- As reported by the Daily Telegraph: "Star City made a one-off $100,000 donation to the NSW Labor Party in the lead-up to the 2007 election - only months before it was due to begin negotiations with the State Government over its monopoly casino licence.

"The Daily Telegraph uncovered the payment in the party's latest 2007 election funding declarations submitted to the NSW Electoral Commission.

"The payment, one of the largest single donations given to the party, was made on November 3, 2006, by cheque.

"It was four months before the state election and six months before the company began its lobbying of Treasurer Michael Costa to retain its exclusivity agreement as sole casino licence operator in NSW..."

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