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Thursday, 15 November 2018
Page: 8421


Senator FARRELL (South AustraliaDeputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate) (17:38): The opposition also will not be supporting this amendment. Labor has a clear policy in support of real-time disclosure. We believe that donations over $1,000 should be disclosed and disclosed quickly. Labor has a strong record on transparency in politics, and we approach every issue on the facts before us. As I've stated before, including to members of the crossbench in our discussions on this legislation, real-time disclosure at a federal level requires a significant consultation with the AEC and consideration by those parties who will need to ensure their own compliance. We are committed to achieving this policy, and we will do so with the appropriate consideration should we form government. It's vital that we always approach such issues not just with our values and beliefs but also with the practical view of actually getting it done.