On 19 April 2016, the following matter was referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by the 4 May 2016:
Commonwealth legislative provisions relating to oversight of associated entities of political parties, with particular reference to the adequacy of:
- the funding and disclosure regime relating to annual returns;
- the powers of the Australian Electoral Commission with respect to supervision of the conduct of, and reporting by, associated entities of political parties; and
- any related matters; and
2. That the Senate direct Senator Sinodinos to appear before the committee to answer questions.
The Submission closing date is mid-day, Tuesday 26 April 2016. The reporting date is 4 May 2016.