Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Banning Dirty Donations) Bill 2020

On 18 June 2020, the Senate referred the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Banning Dirty Donations) Bill 2020 for inquiry and report by Tuesday, 16 March 2021.

The closing date for submissions is 6 November 2020.

This bill is a private senator’s bill. The purpose of the amendments in the bill is to prevent certain industries from making political donations, specifically:

  • property developers
  • the tobacco industry
  • the banking industry
  • liquor and gambling businesses
  • pharmaceuticals companies
  • the mining industry and
  • representative organisations for these industries.

The bill also imposes a cumulative limit on donations from any source of $3,000 per election term.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Finance and Public Administration Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3846