Part 6A Election expenses and donations

Part 6A: inserted, on 1 March 2009, by section 6 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 1).

Subpart 1—Election expenses of candidates

Subpart 1: inserted, on 1 March 2009, by section 6 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 1).

Subpart 1 heading: substituted, on 1 January 2011, by section 8 of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 137).

205 Interpretation and application

(1)

In this subpart, unless the context otherwise requires,—

advertising expenses has the meaning given to it by section 3E

candidate advertisement has the meaning given to it by section 3(1)

election advertisement has the meaning given to it by section 3A

election expenses, in relation to a candidate,—

(a)

means the advertising expenses incurred in relation to a candidate advertisement that—

(i)

is published, or continues to be published, during the regulated period; and

(ii)

is promoted by—

(A)

the candidate; or

(B)

any person (including a registered promoter) authorised by the candidate; and

(b)

includes—

(i)

any election expense of an election advertisement that is apportioned to a candidate under section 205E or 205EA; and

(ii)

as required by section 40 of the Electoral Referendum Act 2010, any referendum expenses incurred in relation to an advertisement that comprises both—

(A)

a candidate advertisement; and

(B)

a referendum advertisement (within the meaning of section 31 of the Electoral Referendum Act 2010)

party advertisement has the meaning given to it by section 3(1).

(2)

For the purposes of the definition of election expenses, it is immaterial whether an election expense is paid or incurred before, during, or after the regulated period.

(3)

Nothing in sections 205K to 205R applies to a person who has not been nominated as a candidate for a seat in the House of Representatives.

Section 205: substituted, on 1 January 2011, by section 8 of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 137).