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Second Reading Speeches

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Banning Dirty Donations) Bill 2020

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
WATERS, Sen Larissa
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
to: prohibit political donations from property developers, the tobacco industry, the banking industry, liquor and gambling businesses, pharmaceutical companies, the mining industry and representative organisations for these industries; imposes a cumulative limit on political donations from any source of $3000 per election term; and extend the definition of 'gift' to include subscription and membership fees, as well as attendance at fundraising events.