THE Liberal Party's Tasmanian branch is as cashed-up as the state ALP and Greens parties combined, according to documents released yesterday.
Tasmanian Liberals receipted $1.039 million last financial year, which was well above the $621,657 collected by the Tasmanian ALP branch and the $421,389 cashed in by the Tasmanian Greens.
Few specific donations were declared as under federal law political parties only have to report donors that give $11,900 or more.
The ALP reported a $14,176 donation from the Shop, Distributive & Allied Employees' Association, which is an affiliated trade union.
The Greens reported a $14,026 donation from its national headquarters.
The Liberals declared $35,000 in donations from Hobart's Dickinson family, and $25,000 from the Australian Association of Pathology Practices.
Political donations were down for all three parties when compared to 2010-11.
Tasmanian Greens leader Nick McKim urged the state government to reform political disclosure laws before the 2014 election.
Last year, Labor and the Greens tried to stop parties from accepting tobacco donations but the bill was defeated in the Legislative Council.
The Liberals opposed the move as the only party to accept donations from British America Tobacco and Phillip Morris in 2010-11.
Mr McKim said it was time voters knew who was funding which party even if those donations were smaller but made multiple times.
``Tasmania is one of the few remaining states without separate state-based political donations disclosure laws, which is why Attorney-General Brian Wightman needs to get on with the legislation,'' he said.
A call for submissions on such legislative change closed in April last year but Mr Wightman is yet to introduce a bill into Parliament.
Mr Wightman said yesterday he was still awaiting advice on a suite of amendments to the Electoral Act including political donations.
Meanwhile, Denison independent MHR Andrew Wilkie condemned the two major parties for accepting at least $814,615 in donations last financial year from companies that profited from poker machines.
Various donations were made to the national ALP and Liberal parties, and their other state branches.
Mr Wilkie, an anti-gambling crusader, said it was just as bad as accepting donations from tobacco companies as ``no one hands over that sort of money without expecting something in return''.
Federally, there was a push to declare all donations more than $1000 but that was defeated by the Coalition and Steve Fielding in the Senate.
In 2011-12: Receipts $421,389, payments $446,041 and debt $33,872.
In 2010-11: Receipts $833,037, payments $722,462, and debt $83,182.
ALP TASMANIAN BRANCH
In 2011-12: Receipts $621,657, payments $523,053, and debt $32,297.
In 2010-11: Receipts $665,350, payments $687,656, and debt $29,391.
LIBERAL PARTY TASMANIA
In 2011-12: Receipts $1.039 million, payments $1.108 million, and debt $68,089.
In 2010-11: Receipts $1.443 million, payments $1.443 million, and debt $54,811.
--An analysis of Tasmanian donations made to the parties in 2011-12 reveals that Agusta Westland, of Somerset, made two donations to the ALP totalling $16,747 and Right Angle Business Services, of Geeveston, made two donations to the ALP totalling $13,500.