QCoal's PR adviser and his role with the Liberal National Party, Queensland, Australia

From Global Energy Monitor

In the 2012 Queensland State election campaign James Mackay, the head of corporate affairs for QCoal, worked full-time on the Liberal National Party's campaign. At the time Mackay was being paid $10,000 a month by the QCoal.[1]

LNP's disclosure

In a amendment to its 2011-2012 annual return, the Liberal National Party of Queensland listed a $30,750 "gift-in-kind" from QCoal Services. [2]

In its return, QCoal Services stated that its donation was 23 March 2012 and noted that "this donation was an administrative staff member donated 'in kind'".[3]

Articles and resources


  1. Mark Solomons and Mark Willacy,"QCoal's James Mackay developing environmental policy for Newman Government in Queensland", ABC News, May 5, 2014.
  2. Liberal National Party of Queensland, "Request for Amendment: Political Party Disclosure Return: Financial Year 2011-2013", February 26, 2013.
  3. QCoalServices, "Donor to Political Party Disclosure Return – Organisations: Financial Year 2011-12", Australian Electoral Commission, July 19, 2012.

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