2012/2013 financial disclosure returns available

Published 2 Sep 2013

Financial disclosure returns for ACT political parties, Members of the Legislative Assembly and associated entities for the 2012/2013 financial year were released today by the ACT Electoral Commissioner, Phillip Green.

“The returns show details of receipts, gifts, payments and debts related to political participants in the ACT for the last financial year,” Mr Green said.

“The 2012/2013 returns cover the period leading up to and through the October 2012 ACT Legislative Assembly election,” Mr Green said. “These returns also cover the first full year of the operation of the campaign finance reforms introduced in the ACT on 1 July 2012.”

The 2012/3013 returns are also the first to include additional details of payments received into and made from ACT election accounts, federal election accounts and other accounts held by electoral participants in the ACT.

The campaign finance reforms have now removed the requirement for donors to political parties to submit annual returns.

The returns can be inspected on the ACT Electoral Commission’s website or in person at the office of the Electoral Commissioner on the Ground Floor, North Building, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City between 9:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays. For public enquiries phone 6205 0033.