Warnings

A warning is a letter which is sent to a person who, upon investigation, appears to have committed an offence.  A warning is issued instead of a more serious enforcement action when there are relevant mitigating factors to warrant doing so. The NSWEC Compliance and Enforcement Policy provides further detail on enforcement options.

A warning is recorded against the person for consideration in any future compliance actions against that person that occur within 5 years from the date of the warning.

Warnings issued by the NSWEC in 2017/18.

Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981

Breach

Context

Stakeholder category

Cumulative total 2017/18

Failure to lodge a disclosure declaration

2016/17 Disclosure Period

Major Political Donor

1

Candidate

672

Elected Member

358

Group of Candidates

95

Third-party Campaigner

10

Political Party

12

Failure to appoint an official agent

2017 Local Council General Election

Candidate

61

Group of Candidates

8

Failure to use campaign account

2015 State General Election

Elected Member

4

Candidate

2

Third-party Campaigner

3

Failure to comply with donation rules

2015 State General Election

Candidate

1

Third-party Campaigner 1

Failure to register before campaigning

2015 State General Election

Candidate

2

2014 Blue Mountains By-election

Candidate

1

Failure to comply with a notice to produce documents

Compliance matter

Person

1