About this inquiry

On 21 September 2016, the Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on all aspects of the 2016 Federal Election and related matters.


The Committee is conducting a review of political donations as part of its inquiry into the conduct of the 2016 federal election.



Past Public Hearings

20 Nov 2018: ACT
29 Jun 2018: Parkes, ACT
20 Feb 2018: West Perth, WA

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Second interim report on the inquiry into the conduct of the 2016 federal election: Foreign Donations

March 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN: 978-1-74366-597-8

View the report as a single document:

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members

Chair's Foreword

Executive Summary

1. Introduction

  Context
  Acknowledgement

2. Political donations

  Introduction

3. Foreign donations

  Overseas regulations
  Current Australian regulation
  Regulation issues
  Principle 1 – Transparency
  Principle 2 – Clarity
  Principle 3 – Consistency
  Principle 4 – Compliance
  Recommendations

Dissenting Report 1 - Senator David Leyonhjelm

Dissenting Report 2 - Labor Members and Senators

Dissenting Report 3 - The Australian Greens

  Introduction
  The Greens vision for electoral funding
  Interim steps towards full reform

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2374
Fax: +61 2 6277 4773
em@aph.gov.au

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