Healthdirect donates thousands to Libs, Labor

The national health call centre company set up, owned and funded by Federal and state governments has donated more than $20,000 of taxpayers money to Australia's main political parties.

Healthdirect was originally formed back in 2006. through the Council of Australian Governments. to manage the 24/7 nurse triage helpline and more recently the GP after-hours helpline.

Its sole source of income is from taxpayers via grants received from the Commonwealth and a number of state governments.

But according to the Australian Electoral Commission