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Committee Details

Legislative Council Select Committee on Electoral and Political Party Funding

The Committee was established to inquire into and report on electoral and political party funding.

Legislative Council Committee Report Debates, 19 June 2008
Legislative Council Committee Report Debates, 22 October 2008
Legislative Council Committee Report Debates, 29 October 2008
Legislative Council Committee Report Debates, 12 November 2008
Legislative Council Committee Report Debates, 26 November 2008

Legislative Council Wednesday 27 June 2007, Minutes No 14, Item 8, page 180, amended by Legislative Council Tuesday 23 October 2007, Minutes No 22, Item No 2, page 288
1. That a select committee be appointed to inquire into and report on the
funding of, and disclosure of donations to, political parties, and candidates
in state and local government elections, and in particular:

(a) all matters associated with electoral funding and disclosure

(b) the advantages and disadvantages of banning all donations from
corporations, unions and
organisations to parties and candidates

(c) the advantages and disadvantages of introducing limits on expenditure in
election
campaigns

(d) the impact of political donations on the democratic process and

(e) any related matters.

2. That notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders, the
committee consist of six
members of the Legislative Council of whom:

(a) two must be government members

(b) two must be opposition members, and

(c) two must be cross bench members.

3. That, notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders, at any
meeting of the committee,
any four members of the committee will constitute a quorum.

4. That the committee report by the last sitting day in June 2008.

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