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Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Cleaning up Political Donations) Bill 2022

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
WILKIE, Andrew, MP


Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to: lower the donation disclosure threshold from $13 800 to $1000 for individual donations and require aggregation under the threshold; expand the definition of 'gift'; introduce a cap of $50 000 on the total amount of donations a donor can provide during an electoral cycle; require real-time disclosure by gift recipients to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) within two business days of the donation threshold being reached or exceeded; require the AEC to publish donation returns by reporting entities on the Transparency Register as soon as reasonably practicable; introduce an electoral expenditure cap to limit the amount of money that can be spent on federal election campaigns; prohibit political donations from particular industries, including fossil fuel entities, gambling companies, liquor companies and the tobacco industry; and increase certain penalties for corporations

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14/02/22  
Second reading moved 14/02/22  
Lapsed at dissolution 11/04/22  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest