House of Representatives Committees


| Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

Footnotes

Chapter 1 Introduction

[1]       The Fair Work Australia report table of contents lists Annexures A to M. Annexure J covered the Report on suspected irregularities in the expenditure of the National Office of the Health Services Union 2002-2007, which contained the findings of an independent investigation undertaken by Slater & Gordon Lawyers and Accountants’ BDO Kendalls.

[2]       Letter from the Electoral Commissioner, Mr Ed Killesteyn, to the Special Minister of State, the Hon Gary Gray AO MP, dated 16 May 2012.

[3]       Letter from the Electoral Commissioner, Mr Ed Killesteyn, to the Special Minister of State, the Hon Gary Gray AO MP, dated 16 May 2012.

[4]       Letter from the Electoral Commissioner, Mr Ed Killesteyn, to the Special Minister of State, the Hon Gary Gray AO MP, dated 16 May 2012.

[5]       Fair Work Australia, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia – Investigation into the National Office of the Health Services Union under section 331 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009, 28 March 2012, p. 651.

[6]       FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, pp. 1079-1080.

[7]       Mr Craig Thomson MP, House of Representatives Hansard, 21 May 2012, pp. 4715-4716.

[8]       Australian Electoral Commission, Reporting obligations under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and the Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, May 2012, p. 15.

[9]       AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 3.

[10]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 3.

[11]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 4.

[12]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 18.

[13]     AEC, Submission 1, Annex 3, pp. 62-65.

[14]     AEC, Submission 1, Annex 3, p. 65.

[15]     AEC, Submission 1, Annex 3, p. 64.

[16]     AEC, Submission 1, Annex 3, p. 65.

[17]     Mr Craig Thomson MP, House of Representatives Hansard, 21 May 2012, pp. 4715-4728.

[18]     Mr Craig Thomson MP, House of Representatives Hansard, 21 May 2012, p. 4719.

[19]     Mr Terry Nassios, FWA, Committee Hansard, 16 July 2012, Canberra, p. 4.

Chapter 2 FWA report on the HSU and AEC analysis

[1]       Letter from the Electoral Commissioner, Mr Ed Killesteyn, to the Special Minister of State, the Hon Gary Gray AO MP, dated 16 May 2012.

[2]       Fair Work Australia, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia – Investigation into the National Office of the Health Services Union under section 331 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009, 28 March 2012, p. 631.

[3]       FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 653.

[4]       Mr Terry Nassios, FWA, Committee Hansard, 22 August 2012, Canberra, p. 3.

[5]       Australian Electoral Commission, Reporting obligations under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and the Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 15.

[6]       AEC analysis of the FWA report, Annex 3, pp. 62-65.

[7]       AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 1.

[8]       AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 2.

[9]       AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 16.

[10]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 3.

[11]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 3.

[12]     Mr Ed Killesteyn, Electoral Commissioner, AEC, Committee Hansard, 6 July 2012, Canberra, p. 1.

[13]     Mr Terry Nassios, FWA, Committee Hansard, 16 July 2012, Canberra, p. 8.

[14]     Committee Hansard, 16 July 2012, Canberra, p. 16.

[15]     Mr Paul Pirani, Chief Legal Officer, AEC, Committee Hansard, 6 July 2012, Canberra, p. 32.

[16]     Mr Ed Killesteyn, Electoral Commissioner, AEC, Committee Hansard, 16 July 2012, Canberra, pp. 15-16.

[17]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 8.

[18]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 633.

[19]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, pp. 650-651.

[20]     AEC, Submission 1, Annex 3, pp. 62.

[21]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 9.

[22]     AEC, Submission 1, Annex 3, p. 63.

[23]     AEC, Submission 1, Annex 3, p. 63.

[24]     AEC, Submission 1, Annex 3, p. 62.

[25]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 9.

[26]     AEC, Submission 1, Annex 3, p. 63.

[27]     AEC, Submission 1, Annex 3, p. 62.

[28]     AEC, Submission 1, Annex 3, p. 63.

[29]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, pp. 641-642.

[30]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 642.

[31]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 9.

[32]     AEC, Submission 1, Annex 3, p. 64.

[33]     AEC, Submission 1, Annex 3, p. 64.

[34]     AEC, Submission 1, Annex 3, p. 62.

[35]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 645.

[36]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 9.

[37]     AEC, Submission 1, Annex 3, p. 64.

[38]     AEC, Submission 1, Annex 3, p. 64.

[39]     AEC, Submission 1, Annex 3, p. 62.

[40]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 644.

[41]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 9.

[42]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 9.

[43]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 646.

[44]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 10.

[45]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 648.

[46]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 10.

[47]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 650.

[48]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 10.

[49]     AEC, Submission 1, p. 64.

[50]     AEC, Submission 1, pp. 64-65.

[51]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 655.

[52]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, pp. 658-659.

[53]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 687.

[54]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 47.

[55]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 47.

[56]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 688.

[57]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 689.

[58]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 11.

[59]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, pp. 10-11.

[60]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 11.

[61]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 694.

[62]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 694.

[63]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 691.

[64]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 701.

[65]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 701.

[66]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 702.

[67]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 703.

[68]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 701.

[69]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, pp. 11-12.

[70]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, pp. 11-12.

[71]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 176.

[72]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 177.

[73]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 720.

[74]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 720.

[75]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 47.

[76]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 722.

[77]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 723.

[78]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 12.

[79]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 738.

[80]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 724.

[81]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 738.

[82]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 737.

[83]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, pp. 736-737.

[84]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 13.

[85]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 740.

[86]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 742.

[87]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 743.

[88]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 744.

[89]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 13.

[90]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 13.

[91]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 746.

[92]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 747.

[93]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 13.

[94]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, pp. 748-749.

[95]     FWA, Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 750.

[96]     AEC analysis of the FWA report, p. 14.

[97]     Letter from National Secretary, HSU National Office, to Chief Legal Officer, AEC, dated 13 October 2009. Copy reproduced in Submission 1.3.

[98]     Mr Paul Pirani, Chief Legal Officer, AEC, Committee Hansard, 16 July 2012, Canberra, p. 16.

[99]     Mr Paul Pirani, Chief Legal Officer, AEC, Committee Hansard, 16 July 2012, Canberra, p. 18.

[100]   Committee Hansard, 6 July 2012, Canberra, pp. 7-8. See also Committee Hansard, 16 July 2012, Canberra, pp. 16-22.

[101]   AEC, Submission 1.2, p. 2.

[102]   Committee Hansard, 6 July 2012, Canberra, pp. 30-31. See also AEC, Submission 1.3.

[103]   AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 9.

[104]   Mr Terry Nassios, FWA, Committee Hansard, 16 August 2012, Canberra, p. 6.

[105]   KPMG, Process review of Fair Work Australia’s investigations into the Health Services Union, 17 August 2012, p. 2.

[106]   FWA, Release of the review into HSU investigations, Media Release, 21 August 2012, available at <http://www.fwa.gov.au/index.cfm?pagename=aboutmediareleases>

[107]   KPMG, Process review of Fair Work Australia’s investigations into the Health Services Union, 17 August 2012, p. 3.

[108]   KPMG, Process review of Fair Work Australia’s investigations into the Health Services Union, 17 August 2012, p. 5.

[109]   KPMG, Process review of Fair Work Australia’s investigations into the Health Services Union, 17 August 2012, p. 4.

[110]   FWA, Release of the review into HSU investigations, Media Release, 21 August 2012, available at <http://www.fwa.gov.au/index.cfm?pagename=aboutmediareleases>

[111]   FWA, Release of the review into HSU investigations, Media Release, 21 August 2012, available at <http://www.fwa.gov.au/index.cfm?pagename=aboutmediareleases>

Chapter 3 AEC possible measures for consideration

[1]       Letter from the Electoral Commissioner, Mr Ed Killesteyn, to the Special Minister of State, the Hon Gary Gray AO MP, dated 16 May 2012.

[2]       Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, Advisory Report on the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2008, October 2008.

[3]       JSCEM, Advisory Report on the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2008, October 2008, p. 51.

[4]       JSCEM, Advisory Report on the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2008, October 2008, p. 51

[5]       JSCEM, Report on the funding of political parties and election campaigns, November 2011.

[6]       JSCEM, Report on the funding of political parties and election campaigns, November 2011, p. 49.

[7]       JSCEM, Report on the funding of political parties and election campaigns, November 2011, p. 217.

[8]       Australian Electoral Commission, Submission 1, pp. 13-14.

[9]       AEC, Submission 1, p. 14.

[10]     AEC, Submission 1, p. 12.

[11]     Mr Ed Killesteyn, Electoral Commissioner, AEC, Committee Hansard, 6 July 2012, Canberra, p. 3.

[12]     AEC, <http://aec.gov.au/Parties_and_Representatives/public_funding/threshold.htm>, viewed 28 August 2012.

[13]     JSCEM, Report on the funding of political parties and election campaigns, November 2011, p. 180.

[14]     AEC, Submission 1.2, p. 2.

[15]     JSCEM, Report on the funding of political parties and election campaigns, November 2011, p. 181.

[16]     JSCEM, Report on the funding of political parties and election campaigns, November 2011, p. 186.

[17]     Mr Ed Killesteyn, Electoral Commissioner, AEC, Committee Hansard, 6 July 2012, Canberra, p. 34.

[18]     AEC, Submission 1, p. 15.

[19]     AEC, Supplementary submission 19.1 to JSCEM inquiry into the funding of political parties and election campaigns, p. 3.

[20]     Emailed correspondence from the AEC, dated 22 June 2012.

[21]     Mr Paul Pirani, Chief Legal Officer, AEC, Committee Hansard, 6 July 2012, Canberra, p. 34.

[22]     AEC, Submission 1, pp. 14-15.

[23]     AEC, Submission 1, p. 16.

[24]     JSCEM, Report on the Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns, November 2011, p. 146.

[25]     Australian Government, Electoral Reform Green Paper: Donations, Funding and Expenditure, December 2008, Commonwealth of Australia, p. 70.

[26]     Explanatory Memorandum, Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2010, p. 13; B Holmes, N Horne, and D Spooner, Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2010, Bills Digest no. 43 2010-11, Parliament of Australia, pp. 12-13.

[27]     AEC, Submission 1.2, p. 2.

[28]     B Holmes et al., Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2010, Bills Digest no. 43 2010-11, Parliament of Australia, pp. 23-24.

[29]     JSCEM, Report on the Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns, 2011, p. 188.

[30]     AEC, Submission 1, p. 16.

[31]     Mr Ed Killesteyn, Electoral Commissioner, AEC, Committee Hansard, 6 July 2012, Canberra, p. 34.

[32]     AEC, Submission 1, pp. 16-17.

[33]     Australian Government, Electoral Reform Green Paper: Donations, Funding and Expenditure, December 2008, Commonwealth of Australia, p. 51.

[34]     AEC, Submission 1, p. 17.

[35]     AEC, Submission 1, pp. 9 and 11.

[36]     AEC, <http://aec.gov.au/Parties_and_Representatives/financial_disclosure/guides/
associated-entities.htm>, viewed 20 June 2012.

[37]     JSCEM, Report on the funding of political parties and election campaigns, November 2011, p. 173.

[38]     AEC, Supplementary submission 19.1 to JSCEM Inquiry into the funding of political parties and election campaigns, p. 8.

[39]     JSCEM, Report on the funding of political parties and election campaigns, November 2011, Recommendation 25, p. 176.

[40]     AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 1.

[41]     AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 1.

[42]     AEC, Submission 1, pp. 17-18.

[43]     AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 2.

[44]     Mr Ed Killesteyn, Electoral Commissioner, AEC, Committee Hansard, 16 July 2012, Canberra, p. 20.

[45]     Mr Ed Killesteyn, Electoral Commissioner, AEC, Committee Hansard, 6 July 2012, Canberra, p. 34.

[46]     AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 2.

[47]     Mr Ed Killesteyn, Electoral Commissioner, AEC, Committee Hansard, 16 July 2012, Canberra, p. 20.

[48]     AEC, Submission 1, pp. 17-18.

[49]     Canada Elections Act, ss. 319, 349 and 353.

[50]     Elections Canada, <http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=pol&document=
index&dir=thi/que&lang=e>, viewed 20 June 2012.

[51]     Elections Canada, <http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=pol&document=
index&dir=thi/que&lang=e>, viewed 20 June 2012.

[52]     The Electoral Commission, UK, < http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/party-finance/legislation/third-partiespermitted-participants/third-parties>, viewed 20 June 2012.

[53]     The Electoral Commission, UK, < http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/party-finance/legislation/third-partiespermitted-participants/third-parties>, viewed 20 June 2012.

[54]     The Electoral Commission, UK, < http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/party-finance/legislation/third-partiespermitted-participants/third-parties>, viewed 20 June 2012.

[55]     AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 3.

[56]     AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 3.

[57]     Committee Hansard, 16 July 2012, Canberra, p. 20.

[58]     AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 3.

[59]     Mr Ed Killesteyn, Electoral Commissioner, AEC, Committee Hansard, 6 July 2012, Canberra, p. 34.

[60]     AEC, Submission 1, p. 18.

[61]     AEC, Submission 1, p. 18.

[62]     JSCEM, Report on the Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns, 2011, p. 25.

[63]     JSCEM, Report on the Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns, 2011, p. 29.

[64]     Australian Government, Electoral Reform Green Paper: Donations, Funding and Expenditure, December 2008, Commonwealth of Australia, p. 55.

[65]     AEC, Submission 1, p. 19.

[66]     AEC, Election Funding and Disclosure Report: Federal Election 2010, 2011, Commonwealth of Australia, p. 16.

[67]     AEC, Submission 1, p. 19.

[68]     AEC, Election Funding and Disclosure Report: Federal Election 2010, 2011, p. 43.

[69]     AEC, Election Funding and Disclosure Report: Federal Election 2010, 2011, p. 70.

[70]     JSCEM, Report on the funding of political parties and election campaigns, November 2011, p. 67.

[71]     AEC, Submission 1, p. 20.

[72]     AEC, Submission 1, p. 20.

[73]     AEC, Submission 1, pp. 20-21.

[74]     AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 3.

[75]     AEC, Election Funding and Disclosure Report: Federal Election 2010, 2011, p. 27.

[76]     AEC, Submission 1.2, p. 3.

[77]     AEC, Submission 1, p. 21.

[78]     AEC, Submission 1, p. 21.

[79]     AEC, Submission 1, p. 21.

[80]     AEC, Submission 1, p. 22.

[81]     AEC, Election Funding and Disclosure Report: Federal Election 2010, 2011, p. 26.

[82]     Australian Government, Electoral Reform Green Paper: Donations, Funding and Expenditure, December 2008, Commonwealth of Australia, p. 19.

[83]     Joint Select Committee on Electoral Reform, First Report, September 1983, Commonwealth Parliament of Australia, p. 168.

[84]     JSCEM, Report on the funding of political parties and election campaigns, November 2011, p. 186.

[85]     B Holmes et al., Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2010, Bills Digest no. 43 2010-11, Parliament of Australia, pp. 16-17.

[86]     AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 3.

[87]     AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 3.

[88]     AEC, Reporting obligations under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and the Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, p. 18.

[89]     AEC, Submission 19.1 to JSCEM inquiry into the funding of political parties and election campaigns, p. 3.

[90]     Australian Electoral Commission, Reporting obligations under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and the Report of the Delegate to the General Manager of Fair Work Australia, May 2012, p. 18.

[91]     AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 4.

[92]     AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 4.

[93]     Explanatory Memorandum, Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2010, 2010, Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, p. 29.

[94]     Explanatory Memorandum, Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2010, 2010, Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, p. 26.

[95]     Australian Government, Electoral Reform Green Paper: Donations, Funding and Expenditure, December 2008, Commonwealth of Australia, pp. 54-55; JSCEM, Advisory report on the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2008, October 2008, Recommendation 3.

[96]     JSCEM, Report on the funding of political parties and election campaigns, November 2011, pp. 65-67.

[97]     JSCEM, Report on the funding of political parties and election campaigns, November 2011, p. 229.

[98]     JSCEM, Report on the funding of political parties and election campaigns, November 2011, p. 67.

[99]     Australian Government, Electoral Reform Green Paper: Donations, Funding and Expenditure, December 2008, Commonwealth of Australia, p. 55;

[100]   AEC, Submission 1, p. 23.

[101]   JSCEM, Report on the funding of political parties and election campaigns, November 2011, p. 67.

[102]   AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 6.

[103]   AEC, Submission 1, p. 12.

[104]   AEC, Submission 1, p. 24.

[105]   Australian Government, Electoral Reform Green Paper: Donations, Funding and Expenditure, December 2008, Commonwealth of Australia, p. 52.

[106]   JSCEM, Report on the Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns, November 2011, p. 104.

[107]   JSCEM, Report on the Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns, November 2011, p. 104.

[108]   Australian Government, Electoral Reform Green Paper: Donations, Funding and Expenditure, December 2008, Commonwealth of Australia, p. 67.

[109]   Australian Government, Electoral Reform Green Paper: Donations, Funding and Expenditure, December 2008, Commonwealth of Australia, p. 67.

[110]   AEC, Submission 1, p. 24.

[111]   AEC, Submission 1, p. 24.

[112]   AEC, Submission 1, p. 24.

[113]   Australian Government, Electoral Reform Green Paper: Donations, Funding and Expenditure, December 2008, Commonwealth of Australia, p. 72.

[114]   Australian Government, Electoral Reform Green Paper: Donations, Funding and Expenditure, December 2008, Commonwealth of Australia, p. 70.

[115]   JSCEM, Report on the funding of political parties and election campaigns, November 2011, p. 211.

[116]   AEC, Submission 1, p. 25.

[117]   AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 9.

[118]   AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 10.

[119]   Mr Ed Killesteyn, Electoral Commissioner, AEC, Committee Hansard, 16 July 2012, Canberra, p. 15.

[120]   AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 6.

[121]   AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 7.

[122]   AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 8.

[123]   AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 8.

[124]   UK Electoral Commission, Enforcement Policy, December 2010, UK Parliament, p. 3.

[125]   UK Electoral Commission, Enforcement Policy, December 2010, UK Parliament, p. 4.

[126]   AEC, Submission 1, p. 25.

[127]   JSCEM, Advisory report on the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2008, October 2008.

[128]   JSCEM, Advisory report on the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2008, October 2008, p. iii.

[129]   B Holmes et al., Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2010, Bills Digest no. 43 2010-11, Parliament of Australia, pp. 14-15.

[130]   AEC, Submission 1, p. 26.

[131]   AEC, Submission 1, p. 26.

[132]   AEC, Submission 1, p. 26.

[133]   Australian Government, Electoral Reform Green Paper: Donations, Funding and Expenditure, December 2008, Commonwealth of Australia, p. 70.

[134]   Australian Government, Electoral Reform Green Paper: Donations, Funding and Expenditure, December 2008, Commonwealth of Australia, p. 71.

[135]   AEC, Submission 1, p. 15.

[136]   AEC, Submission 1, p. 15.

[137]   AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 10.

[138]   AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 11.

[139]   AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 10.

[140]   AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 10.

[141]   AEC, Submission 1, p. 27.

[142]   Australian Government, Electoral Reform Green Paper: Donations, Funding and Expenditure, December 2008, Commonwealth of Australia, p. 72.

[143]   Australian Government, Electoral Reform Green Paper: Donations, Funding and Expenditure, December 2008, Commonwealth of Australia, p. 71.

[144]   AEC, Submission 1, pp. 27-28.

[145]   AEC, Submission 1.1, p. 11.

Dissenting report – The Hon Bronwyn Bishop MP, The Hon Alex Somlyay MP, Senator Scott Ryan and Senator Simon Birmingham

[1] Transcript of proceedings, Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009, 11.00AM, THURSDAY, 15 APRIL 2010

[2] p 222

[3] Testimony of Mr Nassios

Back to top

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Add | Email Print