Political Influence of Donations

June 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN: 978-1-76010-745-1

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Chapter 1—Introduction

  Conduct of the inquiry
  Structure of the report
  Legislative definitions
  Current federal regulation
  State and territory regulation

Chapter 2—Background

  Sources of political party funding
  Campaign expenditure
  2016 Australian federal election
  Push for reform

Chapter 3—Political donations: A corrupting influence?

  Failure of current political finance regime
  Patterns suggesting undue influence
  Motivations and reasons behind political donations
  Consequences of the current regime
  Committee view

Chapter 4—Third party regulation

  Current third party regulation
  Options for increased regulation
  Should all thirds parties be regulated the same?
  Committee view
  Charities as third party organisations
  Committee view

Chapter 5—Barriers to transparency

  Calls for reform
  Barriers to transparency

Chapter 6—Safeguarding integrity

  Jurisdictional inconsistency

Dissenting Report from Labor Senators

Dissenting Report from Coalition Senators

Appendix 1—Submissions, additional information, answers to questions on notice and tabled documents

  Additional information
  Answer to Question on Notice
  Tabled documents

Appendix 2—Public Hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

Select Committee into the Political Influence of Donations
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: 02 6277 3228
Fax: 02 6277 5829