This discussion paper sets out the proposed levels of caps on electoral expenditure and political donations, as well as the introduction of partial public funding of political parties and candidates as recommended by the independent inquiry.
On 1 December 2016 the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory resolved to conduct an Inquiry under section 4A of the Inquiries Act (NT) into options for the reform of political funding and donations in the Northern Territory (‘the Inquiry’).
This inquiry focused upon the level of influence that political donations exert over the public policy decisions of political parties, Members of Parliament and government administration.
InformationWhile Donors are required to declare only their donations, Political Parties and Associated Entities must give details of all receipts above the disclosure threshold for the financial year ($13,000 for 2015-16). Many of these receipts are not donations and may represent, for...