Terms of Reference

(1) That the following matter be referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by 4 May 2016:

Commonwealth legislative provisions relating to oversight of associated entities of political parties, with particular reference to the adequacy of:

  1. the funding and disclosure regime relating to annual returns;
  2. the powers of the Australian Electoral Commission with respect to supervision of the conduct of, and reporting by, associated entities of political parties; and
  3. any related matters; and

(2) That the Senate direct Senator Sinodinos to appear before the committee to answer questions.

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3846
Fax: +61 2 6277 5809
fpa.sen@aph.gov.au