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Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Cleaning up Political Donations) Bill 2022


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

Summary

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

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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