Electoral Finance Act 2007

  • repealed
48 Offences relating to return of candidate donations
  • (1) Every financial agent who fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 45 commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $40,000.

    (2) Where a candidate who is his or her own financial agent and who has been elected fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 45, the candidate is liable on summary conviction to—

    • (a) the penalty in subsection (1); and

    • (b) a further fine not exceeding $400 for every day he or she sits or votes in the House of Representatives until the return is filed.

    (3) Every financial agent who files a return under section 45 that is false in any material particular is guilty of—

    • (a) a corrupt practice if the financial agent filed the return knowing it to be false in any material particular:

    • (b) an illegal practice in any other case unless the financial agent proves—

      • (i) that he or she had no intention to misstate or conceal the facts; and

      • (ii) that he or she took all reasonable steps in the circumstances to ensure that the information in the return was accurate.