16 December, 2022
Feedback welcome on council election caps
LOCALS have the opportunity to comment on a new Bill that will limit expenditure at council elections.
The Local Government Electoral and Other Legislation (Expenditure Caps) Amendment Bill 2022 was introduced into the Queensland Parliament on 1 December and is now open for public submissions until 20 January 2023.
Key features of the scheme include local government electoral expenditure caps for councillor and mayoral candidates; groups of candidates; registered political parties that endorse a candidate in an election; and third parties (registered and unregistered). It will also enable the Electoral Commission of Queensland to decide and publish enrolment numbers for local government areas and divisions and the corresponding caps.
The committee is inviting submissions addressing any aspect of the Bill, from all interested parties. The closing date for written submissions is 1pm on Friday, 20 January 2023. Information about the Bill can be found here.