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

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Chair's Foreword

Executive Summary

1. Introduction


2. Political donations


3. Foreign donations

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

Dissenting Report 1 - Senator David Leyonhjelm

Dissenting Report 2 - Labor Members and Senators

Dissenting Report 3 - The Australian Greens

  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

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:
29 Jun 2018: Parkes
20 Feb 2018: West Perth