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Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Foreign Political Donations) Bill 2016


Type
Private
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Sponsor
WILKIE, Andrew, MP

Summary

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to: prohibit the receipt of a gift which exceeds $1000 by a political party or candidate from a foreign person; provide that a gift received in these circumstances is a debt owing to the Commonwealth and may be recovered by the Commonwealth; and provide that a gift received in these circumstances is not unlawful if it is returned within 30 days after its receipt.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10/10/16  
Second reading moved 10/10/16  
Removed from the Notice Paper in accordance with (SO 42) 28/03/17  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes