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Inquiry into the funding of political parties and election campaigns

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On Friday 9 December 2011, The Joint Select Committee on Electoral Matters tabled its report out of session on the Inquiry into the funding of political parties and election campaigns.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 10 chapters, 2 dissenting reports and 6 appendices.

Inquiry into the funding of politcal parties and election campaigns

Preliminary pages (PDF 149KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, List of Abbreviations and List of Recommendations

Chapter 1 (PDF 102KB)

Chapter 2 (PDF 112KB)

Chapter 3 (PDF 132KB)
Private funding

Chapter 4 (PDF 121KB)
Options for private funding reform

Chapter 5 (PDF 121KB)

Chapter 6 (PDF 121KB)
Public funding

Chapter 7 (PDF 121KB)
Third parties and associated entities

Chapter 8 (PDF 121KB)

Chapter 9 (PDF 121KB)
Relationships between federal, and state and territory arrangements

Chapter 10 (PDF 121KB)
Other issues

Dissenting report (PDF 220KB)
The Hon. Bronwyn Bishop MP, The Hon. Alex Somlyay MP, Senator Scott Ryan, Mr Dan Tehan MP and Mr Darren Chester MP

Dissenting report from the Australian Greens (PDF 117KB)
Senator Lee Rhiannon, The Australian Greens

Appendix A (PDF 25KB)
List of Submissions and Exhibits

Appendix B (PDF 26KB)
List of Hearings and Witnesses

Appendix C (PDF 51KB)
Commonwealth disclosure requirements

Appendix D (PDF 35KB)
Comparison of Commonwealth, State and Territory schemes

Appendix E (PDF 37KB)
Comparison of international political financing schemes

Appendix F (PDF 59KB)
Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Tobacco Industry Donations) Bill 2011


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