The Sydney Morning Herald
The top 10 biggest-spending independent candidates at the 2022 federal election splashed a total of $12.2 million on their political campaigns, which delivered a record number of lower house crossbench MPs.
The Australian Electoral Commission on Monday published disclosure returns for candidates and election donors, which largely covers independent MPs, as well as details of donations to political candidates. The returns for candidates and Senate groups endorsed by a political party will be published on February 1.
Among other successful 2022 candidates, Goldstein MP Zoe Daniel ($1.6 million), North Sydney MP Kylea Tink ($1.4 million) and Mackellar MP Sophie Scamps ($1.2 million) also crossed the $1 million spending threshold on their campaigns, while Curtin MP Kate Chaney spent just under $1 million.
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