Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010

21 Overseas donation may not exceed $1,000
  • (1) Section 207K is amended by omitting the heading and substituting the following heading: Overseas donation or contribution may not exceed $1,500.

    (2) Section 207K is amended by repealing subsection (2) and substituting the following subsections:

    • (2) If a candidate receives from an overseas person a donation that either on its own or when aggregated with all other donations made by or on behalf of the same overseas person for use in the same campaign exceeds $1,500, the candidate must, within 20 working days of receipt of the donation,—

      • (a) return to the overseas person the total amount donated by the overseas person, or its value, less $1,500; or

      • (b) if this is not possible, pay the total amount donated by the overseas person, or its value, less $1,500 to the Electoral Commission.

    • (2A) If a party secretary receives from an overseas person a donation that either on its own or when aggregated with all other donations made by or on behalf of the same overseas person during the same year ending 31 December exceeds $1,500, the party secretary must, within 20 working days of receipt of the donation,—

      • (a) return to the overseas person the total amount donated by the overseas person, or its value, less $1,500; or

      • (b) if this is not possible, pay the total amount donated by the overseas person, or its value, less $1,500 to the Electoral Commission.

    (3) Section 207K(3) is amended by omitting $1,000 and substituting $1,500.