Senate debates

Thursday, 30 November 2006

Political Donations

10:07 am

Photo of Andrew MurrayAndrew Murray (WA, Australian Democrats) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That, in view of:
the instances of developers being identified in investigations into corrupt influence in local government, and other levels of government;
public and media perceptions of improper conduct and influence by developers; and
calls for donations, loans, gifts and favours from developers to be prohibited,

the Senate calls on the Prime Minister (Mr Howard) to put this matter before the Council of Australian Governments with a view to designing amendments to all federal, state and territory electoral laws by 1 July 2007 prohibiting donations, loans, or gifts by developers, either directly or indirectly, to candidates or political parties at any level of government.

Question put.