Further reforms to NSW political donations laws

On 12 September 2011, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell introduced the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Amendment Bill 2011 (Bill) which, if made, would amend the principal Act to tighten political funding laws and “close the loopholes”.

The Bill seeks to restrict political donations to individuals who are on the electoral roll, prohibit donations from corporations or other entities and to include political campaign spending by affiliated organisations in the cap on political expenditure by political parties.

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