Provisions of the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Bill 2011 (Inquiry)

This inquiry is a current Legislative Council inquiry conducted by the Provisions of the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Amendment Bill 2011 Committee.   This Inquiry was established on 23 November 2011 to inquire into and report on the provisions of the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Bill 2011.

Legislative Council Committee Report Debate, 15 February 2012
Legislative Council Committee Report Debate, 2 April 2012

Timeline (click to show)

Referred: 23 Nov 2011
    » Call for submissions: 25 Nov 2011
    » Submissions close: 11 Jan 2012
        » Final Report Due: 15 Feb 2012
        » Final Report Published: 15 Feb 2012

Reports and Government Responses (click to show)

Hearings and Transcripts (click to show)

DateName of Document
18/01/2012Public Hearing
20/01/2012Public Hearing

Submissions (click to show)

View the public submission(s) published by the committee in relation to this inquiry.

The closing date for submissions was 11 January 2012

Other Documents (click to show)

Contact Us (click to show)

  • Primary contact: Ms Cathryn Cummins, phone 9230 3528, fundinginquiry@parliament.nsw.gov.au
  • Director: Ms Rachel Simpson, phone 9230 2898, fundinginquiry@parliament.nsw.gov.au
  • Address for written correspondence:
    The Director
    Select Committee on the provisions of the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Amendment Bill 2011
    Parliament House
    Macquarie St
    Sydney NSW 2000
    Fax: 9230 2981

Inquiry Terms of Reference (click to show)

Resolution passed 23 November 2011, Minutes No. 58, Item 22, pp 614-615

Terms of reference.pdfTerms of reference.pdf
Hide details for Resolution Establishing the CommitteeResolution Establishing the Committee


Source of Resolution

Resolution passed 23 November 2011, Minutes No 58, Item 22, pp 614-616
1. That a select committee be appointed to inquire into and report on the provisions of the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Amendment Bill 2011, and in particular:

      (a) the constraints imposed by the bill on community and not-for-profit organisations, including unions, community groups, clubs and environment and social justice organisations and their ability to engage in the political process,

      (b) the impact of the bill on peak organisations, whose constituent entities are themselves membership-based,

      (c) the impact on community organisations, whose members are voters registered to vote,

      (d) the impact of the prohibition on the payment of affiliation fees for organisations affiliated to political parties,

      (e) the impact of donation caps on donations of registered voters and their organisations,

      (f) the impact of the aggregation of the electoral spending of affiliated organisations under the expenditure cap of the party to which they are affiliated,

      (g) any amendments necessary to address any adverse impact identified, and

      (h) the risks of a successful constitutional challenge.
2. That the committee report by 15 February 2012.
    3. That the committee consist of nine members as follows:

        (a) four Government members,

        (b) three Opposition members,

        (c) The Hon. Robert Borsak, and

        (d) Dr John Kaye
    4. That the chair of the committee be Dr Kaye.