Major after-hours player looms large in political donations

Cash handed over as sector faced MBS Review Taskforce crackdown

The private equity firm behind the National Home Doctor Service was one of the biggest political donors linked to healthcare over the past two years, public donations data show.

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Crescent Capital, which has a controlling stake in the deputising giant, donated more than $160,000 during a period when the boom in the after-hours industry was facing the prospect of federal government funding cuts.

Details of the contributions released by the Australian Electoral Commission show that Crescent Capital donated $100,000 during 2017/18 and $60,000 in 2016

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