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Star Track/Australia Post

Star Track/Australia Post

Bizarrely, the government actually owns a company on the Secret Rich List as Australia Post acquired the “grandfathered” company Star Track. Star Track has an exemption from financial reporting.

The Disney/Murdoch Connection

The Disney/Murdoch Connection

Deep inside the Murdoch family’s global media empire were three Dark Companies exempt from lodging financial accounts in Australia. That was until the $90bn sale to Walt Disney Company in 2019. This is a classic case of Dark Companies being traded.

Alex Waislitz

Alex Waislitz

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Laurie Sutton and Suttons Motors

Laurie Sutton and Suttons Motors

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Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull

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Anthony Pratt and Visy

Anthony Pratt and Visy

Amassing a fortune of $19.75 billion, Anthony Pratt is Australia’s third-richest person. Dubbed Australia’s “cardboard king”, Pratt is by far the most significant political donor with grandfathered companies, having donated $9.1 million since the 1998-99 financial year. 

Lindsay Fox

Lindsay Fox

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Gina Rinehart

Gina Rinehart

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Nick Politis

Nick Politis

Billionaire Nick Politis is a director of seven dark companies on the grandfathered list, one of which can block a takeover of ASX-listed company Eagers Automotive

More Secret Rich List posts coming soon

More Secret Rich List posts coming soon

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