The Local Government Act 1989 requires a person who was a candidate in a Council Election to give an election campaign donation return to the Chief Executive Officer.

An election campaign donation return must contain details about any gifts received by the candidate or on behalf of the candidate during the donation period to be used for or in connection with the election campaign.

It must state the amount or value that is equal to or exceeds the gift disclosure threshold including the amount or value of goods or services. The donation period begins either:

  • 30 days after the last general election for the Council; or
  • 30 days after the last election for the Council at which the person required to give the election campaign donation return was a candidate

whichever is the later and ending 30 days after Election Day in the current election for the Council.

The following tables are a summary of the election campaign donations of candidates at the October 2012 Council Elections by ward. 

Heide Ward

Candidate Name

Name of Donor or No Gifts Disclosed (NGD)

Value of Gift ($)
GOUGH, GeoffNGDn/a
hsdklhvlfbvhalvk, JimNGDn/a
KLEINERT, MichelleNGDn/a
LA VELLA, GraceSchlink Reality$200
MORELLO, GusNGDn/a
O'FLYNN, EdwinNGDn/a
PICK, CliveNGDn/a
TANG, EmilyNGDn/a


Koonung Ward

Candidate Name

Name of Donor or No Gifts Disclosed (NGD)

Value of Gift ($)
CHEN, AnnaNGDn/a
DJOKOVIC, LukeNGDn/a
HAYNES, DotNGDn/a
KHALIL, MagdiNGDn/a
KITCHINGMAN, RonNGDn/a
MITAKAKIS, JohnNGDn/a
NEOFYTOU, GeorgeNGDn/a
O'BRIEN, StephenNGDn/a
PEROSA, JohnNGDn/a
WALLACE, Graeme HamlynNGDn/a
YANG, Jennifer

A&B (Australia) P/L

M Chiang

T. A. Bridge P/L

H Ho

L Wu

Taiwanese Business Assoc of Melbourne Inc.

F Chang

Grain Asian Cafe

$3000

$2500

$1288

$5000

$1000

$4000

$500

$2000

ZAFIROPOULOS, MikeP Mousaferiadis$1400


Mullum Mullum Ward

Candidate Name

Name of Donor or No Gifts Disclosed (NGD)

Value of Gift ($)
BEYNON, BobNGDn/a
DALE, Gerard FrancisNGDn/a
DEADY, Irene JosephineNGDn/a
DOWNIE, MegSchlink Reality$200
FANKHAUSER, Brian LeslieNGDn/a
GALBALLY, SophyS Graham$1200
GRUNBERG, Robyn AdairNGDn/a
HOSER, RaymondNGDn/a
HUANG, OliviaNGDn/a
McLEISH, PaulNGDn/a
MUSCAT, DavidNGDn/a
PICCININI, PaulaNGDn/a
PINI, MichelleNGDn/a
ROGERS, MichaelNGDn/a
SLATTERY, PaulNGD

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