Electoral Finance Act 2007

  • repealed
88 Offences relating to return of candidate's election expenses
  • (1) Every financial agent who fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 86 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 86, 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 86 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.