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Political Party Funding Act, No. 6 of 2018

Long title


To provide for, and regulate, the public and private funding of political parties, in particular; the establishment and management of Funds to fund represented political parties sufficiently; to prohibit certain donations made directly to political parties; to regulate disclosure of donations accepted; to determine the duties of political parties in respect of funding; to provide for powers and duties of the Commission; to provide for administrative fines; to create offences and penalties; to repeal the Public Funding of Represented Political Parties Act, 1997, and provide for transitional matters; and to provide for related matters.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE
CHAPTER 1. INTERPRETATION
1. Definitions
CHAPTER 2. FUNDS
2. Establishment of Represented Political Party Fund
3. Establishment of Multi-Party Democracy Fund
4. Investment of money in Funds
5. Management and administration of Funds
6. Allocation and payment of money to represented political party
7. Purposes for which money from Funds may be used
CHAPTER 3. DIRECT FUNDING OF POLITICAL PARTIES
8. Prohibited donations
9. Disclosure of donations to political party
10. Prohibition on donation to member of political party
CHAPTER 4. DUTIES OF POLITICAL PARTIES
11. Political party to furnish information to Commission
12. Political party to account for income
13. Unspent money at end of financial year
CHAPTER 5. ENFORCEMENT
14. Commission’s monitoring and inspection powers
15. Commission’s power to issue directions
16. Power to suspend payment of money
17. Power to recover money irregularly accepted or spent
18. Administrative fines
19. Offences and penalties
20. Review or appeals
CHAPTER 6. GENERAL PROVISIONS
21. Administration
22. Report to Parliament
23. Funding of represented political parties by legislatures
24. Regulations
25. Repeal and transitional provisions
26. Short title and commencement
Sch. 1. SCHEDULE 1. MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE FINES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED FOR CONTRAVENING THIS ACT [s18(2)]
Sch. 2. SCHEDULE 2. REGULATIONS ON POLITICAL PARTY FUNDING, 2017 [sic - year reference in text is 2018]  [s25(3)]
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