Electoral donation reform Bills tabled in Parliament

Jeremy Rockliff,Premier

Elise Archer,Attorney-General

Minister for Justice

The Tasmanian Government is delivering on our commitment to introduce a fair, more transparent and modern political donation disclosure scheme in Tasmania, with legislation for two Bills tabled today in Parliament.

This fulfils another important commitment of our Government and will increase transparency, while ensuring that the public continues to have confidence in the outcomes of elections into the future.

It will provide for the disclosure of political donations, reporting of electoral expenditure and public funding at an appropriate level for both administrative and ‘per vote’ funding.

Importantly, it will also bring Tasmania in line with other jurisdictions which have state-based requirements for the disclosure of political donations and expenditure.

It confirms our commitment to a fairer, more transparent and modern electoral system for our State, and we now look forward to the passage of both Bills through the Parliament.

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