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A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to elections in respect of political campaigners and to provide for application of the amendments
Administered by: Finance
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Registered 13 Aug 2021
Introduced HR 12 Aug 2021
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2019‑2020‑2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Electoral Legislation Amendment (Political Campaigners) Bill 2021

 

No.      , 2021

 

(Finance)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to elections in respect of political campaigners and to provide for application of the amendments

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                         3

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to elections in respect of political campaigners and to provide for application of the amendments

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Political Campaigners) Act 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

1  Paragraph 287F(1)(a)

Omit “$500,000”, substitute “$100,000”.

2  Subparagraph 287F(1)(b)(i)

Omit “$100,000 or more”, substitute “at least equal to the disclosure threshold”.

3  Subparagraph 287F(1)(b)(ii)

Omit “two‑thirds”, substitute “one‑third”.

4  Application of amendments

For the purposes of Part XX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, references to financial years, in subsection 287F(1) of that Act as amended by this Schedule, include references to financial years beginning before this item commences.

Note:       The effect of this item is that a person or entity may be required to be registered as a political campaigner before the end of 90 days after the commencement of this item (see subsection 287F(2) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918).