Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010

26 Return of candidate donations
  • (1) Section 209(1) is amended by omitting $1,000 in each place where it appears and substituting in each case $1,500.

    (2) Section 209(1) is amended by repealing paragraph (d) and substituting the following paragraphs:

    • (d) the details specified in subsection (5) in respect of every candidate donation received by him or her from an overseas person 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; and

    • (e) the details specified in subsection (5A) in respect of every contribution to a candidate donation received by him or her from an overseas person that exceeds $1,500.

    (3) Section 209(2) is amended by repealing paragraphs (c) and (d) and substituting the following paragraphs:

    • (c) the amount of the donation or, in the case of aggregated donations, the total amount of the donations; and

    • (d) the date the donation was received or, in the case of aggregated donations, the date that each donation was received.

    (4) Section 209 is amended by repealing subsection (5) and substituting the following subsections:

    • (5) The details referred to in subsection (1)(d) are—

      • (a) the name of the overseas person; and

      • (b) the address of the overseas person; and

      • (c) the amount of the donation or, in the case of aggregated donations, the total amount of the donations; and

      • (d) the date the donation was received or, in the case of aggregated donations, the date each donation was received; and

      • (e) the amount returned to an overseas person or paid to the Electoral Commission under section 207K(2), and the date of that return or payment, as the case may be.

    • (5A) The details referred to in subsection (1)(e) are—

      • (a) the name of the overseas person; and

      • (b) the address of the overseas person; and

      • (c) the amount of the contribution; and

      • (d) the date on which the related donation funded from the contribution was made; and

      • (e) the amount returned to the donor or paid to the Electoral Commission under section 207K(3), and the date of that return or payment, as the case may be.