Title Schedule 2—Offences
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to elections and referendums in respect of electoral communication and expenditure of foreign campaigners, and offences, and for related purposes
Date 16-02-2022 01:03 PM
Source Senate
Parl No. 46
Bill Number 15/22
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Finance
Reps Bill Code O
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/s1333_aspassed/0002


Schedule 2—Offences

Schedule 2—Offences

  

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

1  Subsection 287H(3)

After “any electoral expenditure”, insert “, or fundraise any amounts for the purpose of incurring electoral expenditure,”.

2  Subsection 287H(3) (penalty)

After “electoral expenditure incurred”, insert “, or fundraised,”.

3  Subsection 329(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:

                     (a)  if the person is a natural person—imprisonment for 3 years or 100 penalty units, or both; or

                     (b)  if the person is a body corporate—500 penalty units.

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984

4  Subsection 122(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:

                     (a)  if the person is a natural person—imprisonment for 3 years or 100 penalty units, or both; or

                     (b)  if the person is a body corporate—500 penalty units.

(15/22)