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Monday, 4 December 2017
Page: 9527


Senator McGRATH (QueenslandAssistant Minister to the Prime Minister) (16:32): I seek leave to make a short statement.

The PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one minute.

Senator McGRATH: The government supports the important contribution of charities and the not-for-profit sector in Australia. The government believes it's important that only Australians and Australian entities can participate in Australian elections and will introduce legislation to implement a foreign donations ban which will apply to all political campaigning activity consistent with international practice.

Question agreed to.