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.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 07 Dec 2017
Second reading moved 07 Dec 2017
Second reading debate 15 Nov 2018
Second reading agreed to 15 Nov 2018
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 222 Government agreed to
15 Nov 2018
Third reading agreed to 15 Nov 2018
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26 Nov 2018
Second reading moved 27 Nov 2018
Second reading debate 27 Nov 2018
Second reading agreed to 27 Nov 2018
Consideration in detail debate 27 Nov 2018
Third reading agreed to 27 Nov 2018
Finally passed both Houses 27 Nov 2018
Assent
  • Act no: 147
  • Year: 2018
30 Nov 2018

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Text of bill

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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