Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010

27 Annual return of party donations
  • (1) Section 210(1) is amended by omitting $10,000 in each place where it appears and substituting in each case $15,000.

    (2) Section 210(1)(c) is amended by omitting $1,000 and substituting $1,500.

    (3) Section 210(1) is amended by repealing paragraph (d) and substituting the following paragraphs:

    • (d) the details specified in subsection (5) in respect of every party 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 during the year, exceeds $1,500; and

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

    (4) Section 210(1) is amended by adding ; and and also by adding the following paragraph:

    • (f) the details specified in subsection (6A) in respect of all other party donations received by him or her.

    (5) Section 210(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.

    (6) Section 210 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(2A), and the date of that return or payment, as the case may be.

    • (5A) The details referred to in subsection (1)(da) 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.

    (7) Section 210 is amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection (6):

    • (6A) The details referred to in subsection (1)(f) are—

      • (a) the number of anonymous party donations received of an amount not exceeding $1,500, and the total amount of all such donations:

      • (b) the number of overseas party donations received of an amount not exceeding $1,500, and the total amount of all such donations:

      • (c) the number of all party donations received of an amount exceeding $1,500 but not exceeding $5,000, and the total amount of all such donations:

      • (d) the number of all party donations received of an amount exceeding $5,000 but not exceeding $15,000, and the total amount of all such donations.