IMPORTANT - DONOR ELIGIBILITY AND DISCLOSURE WARNING
All gifts and receipts of money, regardless of purpose, greater than the value of $14,000 are required under the Commonwealth Electoral Act to be reported to the Australian Electoral Commission.
The Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 prohibits the knowing receipt of donations from a Foreign Donor. A Foreign Donor includes:
- An individual who is - (i) not an elector on the Australian electoral roll; or (ii) not an Australian citizen; or (iii) not an Australian resident; or (iv) not a New Zealand citizen who holds a subclass 444 (Special Category) visa under the Migration Act 1958; OR
- An entity (whether or not incorporated) which does not meet any of the following conditions - (i) the entity is incorporated in Australia; or (ii) the entity's Head Office is in Australia; or (iii) the entity's principle place of activity is, or is in, Australia; OR
- An entity which is a foreign public enterprise.
There may be further requirements for disclosure by donors, details of which can be found at: ww.aec.gov.au