where public money goes worldwide

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Results can be summarized as follows:

  1. There two major nodes (payers) in the graph (Department of Defence and Defence Materiel Org.), dispersing almost half of the total budget (weight) of the graph. These two nodes are also the top out degree nodes in the graph (22% of the payment links). This indicates that Defence is a major factor in the australian economy sustaining a network of enterprises that selling goods and services suited for the defence needs of the state.
  2. The 35% of the budget is spent by institutions related to education, Immigration, health and social security, taxation, public order and telecommunication. This reflects, in general, the priorities and major concerns of the australian state.
  3. The dispersion of the public budget is made in a balanced way as there are no private enterprises receiving excessive amounts of money (except FMS and Central Office).


In the illustration above, we can see the major payees (red major, purple minor, yellow zero). The size of all the nodes in the graph is relevant to the amount of payments they give or receive, while their color is relevant to the amount of the receiving money (weighted in-degree).


In the illustration above, we can see the major payers (red major, purple minor, yellow zero). The size of all the nodes in the graph is relevant to the amount of payments they give or receive, while their color is relevant to the amount of the money spent (weighted out-degree).

Public Payments to Forbes Global 2000 Companies

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