Political donation disclosure bill under review

THE Electoral Matters Committee has commenced a review into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Real Time Disclosure of Political Donations) Bill 2019.

The bill, introduced to the House of Representatives by Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, would amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act to require the agent or financial controller of the party, branch or campaigner to advise the electoral commission, within five days, of any donation received by the party, branch or campaigner that meets or exceeds the disclosure threshold of $13,800.

The Committee invites written submissions addressing any or all aspects of the bill.

Prospective submitters are advised that any submission to the Committee’s inquiry must be prepared solely for the inquiry and should not be published prior to being accepted by the Committee.

Submissions are requested by October 21, 2019. Further information about making a submission to a committee inquiry can be found at the following link.

Further information on the inquiry can be obtained from the Committee’s website.


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