The Government is seeking public comment in relation to the following three reform areas recommended by the Inquiry into Options for the Reform of Political Funding and Donations in the Northern Territory:
- Introducing a cap on electoral expenditure;
- Introducing a cap on political donations; and
- Providing partial public funding of political parties and candidates in order to reduce the reliance on political donations.
This is a package of electoral reforms and should be considered in conjunction with each other, rather than as individual, stand-alone reforms.
The 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 recent independent inquiry.