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Second Reading Speeches

Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2018

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  • Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017
Type
Government
Portfolio
Finance
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
to: establish public registers for key non-party political actors; require non-financial particulars, such as senior staff and discretionary government benefits, to be reported; prohibit donations from foreign governments and state-owned enterprises being used to finance public debate; require wholly political actors to verify that donations over $250 come from an organisation incorporated in Australia, or with its head office or principal place of activity in Australia, or an Australian citizen or Commonwealth elector; prohibit other regulated political actors from using donations from foreign sources to fund reportable political expenditure; limit public election funding to demonstrated electoral spending; amend the enforcement and compliance regime for political finance regulation; and enable the Electoral Commissioner to prescribe certain matters by legislative instrument; and
Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
to make consequential amendments.