Electoral Amendment Act 2014

38 Section 210 amended (Annual return of party donations)
  • (1) In section 210(1), replace by 30 April in each year, a return of the party donations setting out, for the year ending with the immediately preceding 31 December, with for each year, a return of party donations setting out.

    (2) Replace section 210(1)(b) with:

    • (b) whether section 207C applies to any donation and, if so, and to the extent known or ascertainable from the information supplied under that section, the details specified in subsection (3) in respect of every contribution that, either on its own or when aggregated with other contributions made by or on behalf of the same contributor to the donation, or to other donations during the year, exceeds $15,000 in sum or value; and.

    (3) In section 210(1)(da), replace exceeds $1,500 with , either on its own or when aggregated with other contributions made by the same overseas person to the donation, exceeds $1,500.

    (4) Replace section 210(3) with:

    • (3) The details referred to in subsection (1)(b) are—

      • (a) the name of the contributor; and

      • (b) the address of the contributor; and

      • (c) the amount of the contribution or, in the case of aggregated contributions, the total amount of the aggregated contributions; and

      • (d) the date on which the donation, or each related donation, funded from contributions was made.

    (5) In section 210(5A)(c), after contribution, insert or, in the case of aggregated contributions, the total amount of the aggregated contributions.

    (6) Replace section 210(7) with:

    • (7) A return must—

      • (a) be filed by 30 April of the following year; and

      • (b) be in the form required by the Electoral Commission; and

      • (c) be accompanied by an auditor's report obtained under section 210A.

    (7) After section 210(8), insert:

    • (9) In this section, year means the period of 12 months starting on 1 January and ending with the close of 31 December.