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Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2018


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Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017



Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Finance

Summary

Amends the: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to: establish public registers for key non-party political actors; require non-financial particulars, such as senior staff and discretionary government benefits, to be reported; prohibit donations from foreign governments and state-owned enterprises being used to finance public debate; require wholly political actors to verify that donations over $250 come from an organisation incorporated in Australia, or with its head office or principal place of activity in Australia, or an Australian citizen or Commonwealth elector; prohibit other regulated political actors from using donations from foreign sources to fund reportable political expenditure; limit public election funding to demonstrated electoral spending; amend the enforcement and compliance regime for political finance regulation; and enable the Electoral Commissioner to prescribe certain matters by legislative instrument; and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 07/12/17  
Second reading moved 07/12/17  
Second reading debate 15/11/18  
Second reading agreed to 15/11/18  
Committee of the Whole debate 15/11/18 Amendment details: 222 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 15/11/18  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26/11/18  
Second reading moved 27/11/18  
Second reading debate 27/11/18  
Second reading agreed to 27/11/18  
Consideration in detail debate 27/11/18  
Third reading agreed to 27/11/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 27/11/18  
Assent 30/11/18 Act no: 147 - Year: 2018
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Conservatives [sheet 8570]
BERNARDI, Sen Cory

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8546 revised]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8547]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Centre Alliance [sheet 8578 revised]
GRIFF, Sen Stirling

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  • Government [sheet UV100]

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  • Government [sheet GJ160 further revised]

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  • Government [sheet GJ160 revised]

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  • Opposition [sheet 8554]
FARRELL, Sen Don

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  • Opposition [sheet 8407]
FARRELL, Sen Don

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  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 8582]
HANSON, Sen Pauline

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House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes