VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS NO. 17, THURSDAY 3 MAY 1990
1. That a Joint Select Committee be appointed with the following terms of reference:
(1) To recommend to Parliament ways in which the current system of election funding could be improved, having regard to:
(a) the need for accountability as regards the efficacious, efficient and equitable use of public money;
(b) the public interest in the integrity and impartiality of the political process;
(c) systems of election and electoral mechanisms.
(2) Without limiting the generality of (1) to recommend ways in which the system of election funding could be improved in relation to:
(a) the disclosure of true sources of funding to candidates, groups and political parties; and
(b) the disclosure of the expenditure of funds by candidates, groups and political parties.
2. That the Committee shall consist of eight Members of the Legislative Assembly and five Members of the Legislative Council being five Members of the Legislative Assembly supporting the Government and three Members of the Legislative Assembly not supporting the Government and two Members of the Legislative Council supporting the Government and three Members of the Legislative Council not supporting the Government.
3. That at any meeting of the Committee any seven Members shall constitute a quorum, provided that the Committee shall meet as a Joint Committee at all times.
4. That Mr Booth, Mr Jeffery, Mr Merton, Mr Phillips, Mr Souris, Mr John Murray, Mr Mills and Mr Hatton be appointed to serve on such Committee as the Members of the Legislative Assembly.
5. That the Committee have leave to sit during the sittings or any adjournment of either or both Houses; to adjourn from place to place; to make visits of inspection within the State of New South Wales and other States and Territories of the Commonwealth and overseas and have power to take evidence and send for persons and papers; and to report from time to time.
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.