Briefing paper

Political finance disclosure under current and proposed thresholds

Political parties Political ethics Political corruption Political donations Australia

Sarah Miskin and Greg Baker examine political finance disclosures under the current and proposed thresholds, using the annual returns of the major parties (the Liberal Party, the Nationals and the ALP) for the financial years 1998–99 to 2003–04.

Proposed amendments to the Commonwealth Electoral Act currently before parliament include measures to raise the thresholds for political finance disclosure and for anonymous donations and increase the tax deduction for donations.


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