Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Political Donations

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (14:45): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Attorney-General a question regarding political donations.

Leave granted.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: It was reported on 10 August this year in InDaily that, 'Labor vowed before the election to ban all political campaign donations from individuals, businesses and unions, with political parties potentially moving solely to a public funding model.' My question to the minister is: as the minister responsible for the Electoral Act, is the Attorney-General committed to actually banning all individuals, businesses and unions from producing any election material in the changes to legislation?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:46): I thank the honourable member for her question. We have a commitment and work is already underway to look to how we ban election donations.