Funding And Disclosure Report: 2010 Federal Election

This is the election funding and disclosure report for the 2010 federal election.

The report was published by the Australian Electoral Commission and contains detailed statistics on election donations during the 2010 election.

The report shows that the AEC made total payments of $53,163,385.36 ($53.1 million) to candidates and parties in the 2010 election. The payments were based on a rate of $2.31191 for each vote received by a candidate or party, provided they reached the threshold of 4% of the primary vote.

Amongst political parties, the ALP received $22.2 million, the Liberal Party $21 million, the National Party $2.4 million and the Australian Greens ($7.2 million). [Read more…]

Democrats Attack Howard Amendments To Electoral Laws

In this speech, Australian Democrats Senator Andrew Murray lashed the Howard government over its changes to the electoral system.

Second Reading : Electoral & Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity & Other Measures) Bill 2006

Senator MURRAY (Western Australia) (9.21 a.m.) – In making my remarks on the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2006, I would like to be on the record as stating that this bill represents yet another appalling outcome of coalition control of the Senate. It is a bill that in many respects blatantly seeks to advantage the coalition. From the words electoral integrity in the title of this bill, one would assume its provisions are motivated by an intention to improve our representative democracy, to improve the democratic and electoral rights of Australians. [Read more…]

Western Australian Government To Toughen MPs Disclosure Laws

The Gallop Labor government in Western Australia is to introduce sweeping new financial disclosure rules for WA members of parliament.

The new rules include requiring MPs to disclose information about family holdings and publishing details of MPs’ financial interests on the internet. [Read more…]