Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Electoral Legislation Amendment (Political Campaigners) Bill 2021; Reference to Committee
WATERS (—) (): At the request of another senator, I seek leave to amend business of the Senate notice of motion No. 2 by bringing forward the reporting date to 3 February 2022.
I move the motion as amended:
That the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Political Campaigners) Bill 2021 be referred to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 February 2022.
These matters have already been considered by the committee. The Electoral Legislation Amendment (Political Campaigners) Bill 2021 responds to recommendation No. 18 of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters from its Report on the conduct of the 2019 federal election and matters related thereto. The amendments will enhance public confidence in Australia's political processes by aligning transparency requirements for political actors who seek to influence the outcome of an election to more closely resemble those for political parties, candidates and members of the Australian parliament.