Australian government releases draft legislation to restrict foreign funding for political advocacy
The Australian government has released draft legislation of the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017, which was introduced into Parliament on December 7, 2017. The bill aims to restrict funding by foreign entities from influencing Australian elections.
The proposed legislation will be reviewed by the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters. Individuals and organizations can make submissions to the Committee regarding the bill until January 25, 2018. The Committee will report on its findings on March 2, 2018.