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09-40 Election Funding Authority - Practice of Providing Copies of Disclosure Declaration Superseded

Date: Wednesday 4th November 2009
Category: Council Circular

Following recent amendments to the Election Funding and Disclosures Act 1981, copies of political donation and electoral expenditure disclosure declarations are now required to be published on the Election Funding Authority (EFA) website at

The Election Funding and Disclosures Act now also requires councillors to lodge disclosure declarations every six months. Previously, disclosures were required to be lodged only once every 4 years after ordinary elections (or after an intervening by-election where one should occur).

Prior to the amendments, it was the EFA's practice to assist councils in meeting their obligations under section 12(1) of the Local Government Act 1993 by providing them with copies of disclosure declarations (then known as "returns") following elections. Read more...

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