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Should all political donations be transparent?

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Prime Minister John Key with Act MP John Banks before their coalition talks at the Beehive. Photo / Mark Mitchell
Prime Minister John Key with Act MP John Banks before their coalition talks at the Beehive. Photo / Mark Mitchell

The donation scandal engulfing Act leader John Banks spread last night as it emerged he lobbied personal friend and Government minister Maurice Williamson over internet tycoon and donor Kim Dotcom.

Mr Williamson, the Minister of Land Information, last night admitted Mr Banks had lobbied him over a property purchase in Coatesville, just north of Auckland, Dotcom wanted to make.

The admission came four days after questions were first lodged.

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