Donation disclosure threshold bill under review

Issue date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020

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The Electoral Matters Committee has commenced a review into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering the Donation Disclosure Threshold) Bill 2019.

The bill, introduced to the House of Representatives by Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, would amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act to lower the political donation disclosure threshold from $13,800 to $1,000, and to remove ongoing indexation of that disclosure threshold.

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are advised that any submission to the Committee’s inquiry must be prepared solely for the inquiry and should not be published prior to being accepted by the Committee.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 6 March 2020. 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.

Media inquiries

Ms Brooke Hargraves
Office of Senator the Hon James McGrath
0458 689 043 or (07) 5441 1800

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 2374

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