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senate vote 2008-03-18#1

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on 2016-02-25 14:49:54

Title

  • Donations to Political Parties
  • Motions - Donations to Political Parties - Developers

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Andrew Murray</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <dl><dt></dt><dd>That, in view of:<dl><dt>(a)</dt><dd>the instances of developers being identified in investigations into corrupt influence in local government, and other levels of government;</dd><dt>(b)</dt><dd>public and media perceptions of improper conduct and influence by developers; and</dd><dt>(c)</dt><dd>calls for donations, loans, gifts and favours from developers to be prohibited,</dd></dl></dd></dl><p>the Senate calls on the Prime Minister (Mr Rudd) to put this matter before the Council of Australian Governments, with a view to designing amendments to all federal, state and territory electoral laws no later than 1&#160;December 2008 either:</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2008-03-18.120.2) introduced by Australian Democrats Senator [Andrew Murray](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/wa/andrew_murray), which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • ### Wording of the motion
  • > *That, in view of:*
  • >> *(a) the instances of developers being identified in investigations into corrupt influence in local government, and other levels of government;*
  • >> *(b) public and media perceptions of improper conduct and influence by developers; and*
  • >> *(c) calls for donations, loans, gifts and favours from developers to be prohibited,*
  • > *the Senate calls on the Prime Minister ([Mr Rudd](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/griffith/kevin_rudd)) to put this matter before the [Council of Australian Governments](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_of_Australian_Governments), with a view to designing amendments to all federal, state and territory electoral laws no later than 1 December 2008 either:*
  • >> *(a) prohibiting donations, loans, or gifts by developers, either directly or indirectly, to candidates or political parties at any level of government; or*
  • >> *(b) significantly improving and harmonising law, regulation and governance in this area.*
  • <dl><dt>(a)</dt><dd>prohibiting donations, loans, or gifts by developers, either directly or indirectly, to candidates or political parties at any level of government; or</dd><dt>(b)</dt><dd>significantly improving and harmonising law, regulation and governance in this area.</dd></dl><p>Question put.</p>