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Second Reading Speeches

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Foreign Political Donations) Bill 2016

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
WILKIE, Andrew, MP
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
45

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Summary

Amends the

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
to: prohibit the receipt of a gift which exceeds $1000 by a political party or candidate from a foreign person; provide that a gift received in these circumstances is a debt owing to the Commonwealth and may be recovered by the Commonwealth; and provide that a gift received in these circumstances is not unlawful if it is returned within 30 days after its receipt.