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Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donation Reform and Other Measures) Bill 2020

2019-2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donation Reform and Other Measures) Bill 2020

 

No.      , 2020

 

(Senator Lambie)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Disclosing gifts                                                                                             3

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                          3

Schedule 2—AEC Disclosure Portal                                                                         10

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        10

Schedule 3—Reforming returns                                                                                  15

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        15

Schedule 4—Monitoring and investigation powers                                          22

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        22

Schedule 5—Anonymous gifts                                                                                       27

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        27

Schedule 6—Transitional provisions                                                                         36

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donation Reform and Other Measures) Act 2020 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

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Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation .

However, if any of the provisions do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent , they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.