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Thursday, 15 November 2018
Page: 8429


The CHAIR (18:15): Minister, the time allotted for consideration of this bill has expired. The question now is that the amendment on sheet 8570, circulated by the Australian Conservatives, be agreed to.

Australian Conservatives' circulated amendment—

(1) Schedule 1, page 51 (after line 31), after item 35, insert:

35A After section 303

   Insert:

303A Live disclosure of gifts

   (1) This section applies if a political entity or political campaigner is required under this Division, at any time, to make a disclosure in relation to a gift received by the entity or campaigner, as the case may be.

   (2) Within 14 days of receiving the gift, the recipient must:

   (a) publish on its website; and

   (b) disclose to the Electoral Commission, in the approved form;

the following information:

   (c) the amount or value of the gift;

   (d) the identity of the person or entity who made the gift.

Question negatived.

The CHAIR: The question now is that the amendment on sheet 8578 revised, circulated by Centre Alliance, be agreed to.

Centre Alliance's circulated amendment—

(1) Schedule 1, page 53 (before line 11), before item 46, insert:

45AA After section 304

   Insert:

304A Monthly disclosure of gifts and loans

Gifts

   (1) If, in a calendar month, a political entity or a political campaigner receives one or more gifts, the recipient must notify the Electoral Commission, in the approved form, of the total value of those gifts within 10 days of the end of the calendar month.

   (2) If, in a calendar month, a political entity or a political campaigner receives a gift whose value exceeds the disclosure threshold, the recipient must notify the Electoral Commission, in the approved form, of the following within 10 days of the end of the calendar month:

   (a) the value of the gift;

   (b) the name and address of the person who made the gift.

Loans

   (3) If, in a calendar month, a political entity or a political campaigner receives one or more loans, the recipient must notify the Electoral Commission, in the approved form, of the total amount of those loans within 10 days after the end of the calendar month.

   (4) If, in a calendar month, a political entity or a political campaigner receives a loan the amount of which exceeds the disclosure threshold, the recipient must notify the Electoral Commission, in the approved form, of the following within 10 days after the end of the calendar month:

   (a) the amount of the loan;

   (b) the name and address of the person who made the loan.

Question negatived.

The CHAIR: The question now is that the amendments on sheet 8582, circulated by Pauline Hanson's One Nation, be agreed to.

Pauline Hanson's One Nation's circulated amendments—

(1) Clause 2, page 2 (at the end of the table), add:

4. Schedule 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

(2) Page 79 (after line 18), at the end of the Bill, add:

Schedule 2—Further amendments

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

1 Paragraph 126(2)(d)

   Repeal the paragraph.

2 Subsection 133(2)

   Repeal the subsection.

3 Part XX (heading)

   Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part XX—Election financial disclosure

4 Division 3 of Part XX

   Repeal the Division.

Question negatived.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill reported with amendments; report adopted.