The following is to be used as a guide only and is not legal advice. For more information see the NSW Electoral Commission website.
NSW has extensive laws on political donations. By making a donation you are confirming that you understand and accept the legal requirements around making a donation, including the limit on donations and your eligibility.
Where will your donation be going?
As Cate and Justin are both Independent Members of Parliament, they must receive donations separately. For this reason you will need to choose who you want to direct your donation to. However, be assured that Cate and Justin will be sharing resources, campaigning together and supporting those who join the Green Independents.
Limits on donations to Independent Members of Parliament
The cap on political donations to an Independent Member of Parliament is $2,800 per financial year. This includes any aggregation of donations made over the financial year. Please note that Cate and Justin can both receive separate donations of up to $2,800.
If you make a political donation of over $1,000 you must complete a major donor disclosure form and lodge it with the NSW Electoral Commission in accordance with the Electoral Funding Act 2018. This includes any aggregation of donations made over the financial year.
Prohibited donors include:
- Property developers
- Tobacco industry business entities
- For-profit liquor or gambling industry business entitiesThis also includes any industry representative organisation if the majority of its members are listed above, as well as close associates of any of the prohibited donors listed above.
The above is a general guide only and should not be considered legal advice.
For more information refer to the NSW Electoral Commission website and the Electoral Funding Act 2018.