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Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Banning Dirty Donations) Bill 2020


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
WATERS, Sen Larissa

Summary

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to: prohibit political donations from property developers, the tobacco industry, the banking industry, liquor and gambling businesses, pharmaceutical companies, the mining industry and representative organisations for these industries; imposes a cumulative limit on political donations from any source of $3000 per election term; and extend the definition of 'gift' to include subscription and membership fees, as well as attendance at fundraising events.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/06/20  
Second reading moved 17/06/20  
     

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