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16    Politics—Political Donations—Reform

Senator McEwen, at the request of Senator Collins and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1057—That the Senate supports the following reforms to the regulation of political donations:

    (a)   a donation disclosure threshold of $1 000;

    (b)   a ban on overseas donations;

     (c)   a $50 cap on anonymous donations; and

    (d)   action to prevent donation splitting that avoids disclosure obligations.

Statement by leave : The Minister for Vocational Education and Skills (Senator Ryan), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.