Terms of Reference

That a select committee, to be known as the Select Committee into the Political Influence of Donations, be established to inquire into and report, on 15 November 2017, on the following matters:

  1. the level of influence that political donations exert over the public policy decisions of political parties, Members of Parliament and Government administration;
  2. the motivations and reasons why entities give donations to political parties and political candidates;
  3. the use of shell companies, trusts and other vehicles to obscure the original source of political donations;
  4. how to improve the integrity of political decision-making through our political donations regime and the public funding of elections;
  5. any other related matters

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