Second advisory report on the Electoral Legislation (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017

October 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN: 978-1-74366-906-8

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List of Recommendations

1. Introduction

2. Expenditure and registration

  Expenditure covered by the Bill
  Registration and disclosure
  Registration requirements–associated entities
  Registration of political parties

3. Financial transparency and disclosure

  Foreign donations
  Non-financial disclosures and penalties
  Public election funding

4. New provisions

  Relationship with state and territory laws
  New definition – political entity
  Concluding comment

A. Proposed s. 4AA and s. 287AB

B. Submissions

C. Public hearings

Dissent: Australian Labor Party

Dissent: Australian Greens

  A chilling effect
  Undermining state-based electoral transparency laws
  A missed opportunity for genuine 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