Re-election campaign

Australian PM reveals he gave A$1.75m to own campaign

Malcolm Turnbull, a former investment banker, made his contribution in the final weeks before theĀ July poll.

His donation has been criticised by opposition Labor MPs, who said he "got out his wallet" to win the election.

But Mr Turnbull's colleagues have described it as "the purest donation of all" because there could be no suggestion of outside influence.

The prime minister disclosed the sum in a televised interview, ending recent speculation.