LOCAL GOVERNMENT —
983. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the Leader of the House representing the
Minister for Local Government:
(1) With local
government elections approaching, can the minister advise the house of
disclosure obligations cast by law upon candidates and donors?
(2) In addition to cash donations,
is it necessary for in-kind donations to be valued and declared?
Hon Tjorn Sibma: Great
It is a good question. I thank the
honourable member for some notice of the question.
candidates and donors must disclose information about any election-related gift
with a value of $200 or more that was given or promised within the six-month
period prior to the relevant election day. The reporting period for the 19
October 2019 elections commenced on 19 April 2019.
(2) No, not if the gift is an
in-kind donation in the form of volunteer labour.