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Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Committees

Electoral Matters Committee; Reference

12:02 pm

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I have received a message from the Senate informing the House of a resolution of the Senate referring to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters established in the next Parliament the matter of a review of the operation of the amendments, dealing with foreign donations and related matters, made by the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Act 2018.

The message read as follows—

(1) That the following matter be referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters established in the next Parliament, for commencement of a review on the second anniversary of the Royal Assent for the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Act 2018:

A review of the operation of the amendments, dealing with foreign donations and related matters, made by the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Act 2018.

The review will consider:

(a) the operation of the amendments during the federal election immediately following the enactment of the amendments;

(b) the clarity of public guidance products issued by regulators;

(c) how the bill's objectives can continue to be achieved in the most effective way while minimising red tape; and

(d) any impacts from the amendments that are relevant to issue-based advocacy.

(2) That the committee report within 6 months of receiving the reference.

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