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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 983 asked in the Legislative Council on 5 September 2019 by Hon Simon O’Brien

Minister responding: Hon D.A. Templeman
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 5 September 2019


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 question!

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

It is a good question. I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) Both 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.