Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Amendment Bill 2011

  • Assented on 21/02/2012 - Act No 1 of 2012 (GG No. 21, 24/02/2012, p. 506).

Long Title

An Act to amend the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981 in relation to caps on electoral communication expenditure and prohibitions on political donations

Explanatory Notes

Overview of Bill The object of this Bill is to amend the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981: (a) to provide that electoral communication expenditure incurred by a party for a State election campaign is to be treated as expenditure that exceeds the applicable cap if that expenditure and any other electoral communication expenditure incurred by an affiliated organisation exceed the applicable cap for the party, and (b) to prohibit political donations from corporations or...  
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See Digest 5 of 2011, dated 10/11/2011 for an examination of this Bill by the Legislation Review Committee.

Agreement in Principle/Second Reading Speeches

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Legislative Assembly Minister's
"Agreement in Principle" Speech
Legislative Council Minister's 2R Speech
ELECTION FUNDING.pdf Election Funding - LC 2nd Read.pdf

Amendments for Consideration

Legislative Assembly Legislative Council

Amendments Agreed To

Legislative Assembly Legislative Council
Amdts agreed

Tracking through the Houses

  • Initially introduced in the Legislative Assembly
Legislative Assembly: Legislative Council:
  • Member with Carriage: O'Farrell, Barry
  • Notice of Motion: Thu 23 Jun 2011
  • Introduced: Mon 12 Sep 2011
  • "Agreement in Principle" Speech: Mon 12 Sep 2011
  • Agreed to in Principle LA: Wed 12 Oct 2011
  • Considered in Detail: Wed 12 Oct 2011
  • Date Declared by Speaker without amendment: Wed 12 Oct 2011
  • Member with Carriage: Gallacher, Michael
  • Introduced: Wed 12 Oct 2011
  • First Reading: Wed 12 Oct 2011
  • Minister's 2R Speech: Wed 15 Feb 2012
  • Second Reading: Wed 15 Feb 2012
  • Date Committed: Wed 15 February 2012
  • Reported with an amdt: 16/02/2012 am
  • Report Adopted: Thu 16 Feb 2012 am
  • Third Reading: Thu 16 Feb 2012 am
  • Date Passed with an amdt: Thu 16 Feb 2012 am
  • Returned to LA: Thu 16 Feb 2012 am
  • LA agrees with amendment: Thu 16 Feb 2012
  • Passed Parliament: Thu 16 Feb 2012

Text of Bill as passed by both Houses



  • Assented: Tue 21 Feb 2012