AbbVie engages with the Australian Government to participate, as appropriate, in ongoing discussions on the healthcare environment, including access to medicines and healthcare reform. AbbVie contributes to these by sharing global knowledge, insights, and safety and efficacy data, as appropriate, on relevant therapies. AbbVie does not provide cash donations to political parties in Australia. As part of our engagement with Government we attend and occasionally sponsor political events and roundtable discussions where public policy on the healthcare environment is discussed.
In 2018, our expenditure in attending political events was: