Mystery shrouds the identity of the Tasmanian Liberals' first publicly disclosed campaign donor, known only as Richard Smith.
According to the party's website, Mr Smith donated $50,000 to the Liberals' campaign. It's unclear when exactly those funds were transferred to the party.
Mr Smith's donation is the first to be publicly disclosed by the Liberals, despite the fact the campaign is already at the halfway point.
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There was speculation on social media that the donor could be famed entrepreneur Dick Smith, but the 77-year-old was quick to scotch this rumour.
"I hardly ever donate to political parties," Mr Smith told The Examiner. "When I do, it's always under Dick Smith, not Richard Smith."
According to donation information from the Australian Electoral Commission, Dick Smith Investments made four donations to the Sustainable Australia Party in the 2018-19 financial year, worth a total of $40,000.
Meanwhile, the name Richard Smith doesn't appear on any of the Tasmanian Liberals' annual donation disclosure returns provided to the AEC in recent years.
Liberal campaign spokesman Michael Ferguson refused to shed any light on who Richard Smith was, saying individual donors were a matter for the party organisation.
"We know a lot of the people who support the Liberal Party but we're not providing a commentary on the donors," he said. "But what we are doing is over and above and beyond what the law expects."
Tasmania has the weakest electoral donation laws in the country. Both the Liberals and Labor have committed to disclosing all campaign donations above $5000 within two days of receiving them.
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