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Title

  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2009 Second Reading
  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2009 - Second Reading - Agree to the bill's main idea

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That this bill be now read a second time.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of the main idea of the [bill](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/R4073), which means that it can now be discussed in detail. In parliamentary jargon, they agreed to [read the bill for a second time](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html).
  • ### Main idea of the bill
  • The bill amends the [Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_Electoral_Act_1918) in relation to political donations. Like a [previous bill](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/divisions/senate/2009-03-11/2) that attempted to make changes to these rules, the bill proposes to reduce the donations disclosure threshold from $10,900 to $1 000 and ban foreign donations to registered political parties. Read more about the proposed amendments in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd0809/09bd115).