New Guideline – Indirect campaign contributions for advertising

The NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) has issued a new guideline about indirect campaign contributions by way of electoral expenditure for advertising that is shared between more than one party, elected member, candidate, or group of candidates ("recipient"). 

This guideline is relevant as to the rules about unlawful indirect campaign contributions and how such contributions are to be disclosed to the NSWEC as part of the recipient's annual disclosure of political donations and electoral expenditure.

The guideline is numbered 20 on the General Guidelines page of the NSWEC website.  Further information about the disclosure of political donations and electoral expenditure can be found in this fact sheet.The NSWEC may issue and determine guidelines about anything in the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981 ("the Act"), which are consistent with the Act and

Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Regulation 2009. The purpose of these guidelines is to clarify rules in the Act, ensure that political donations and electoral expenditure are disclosed correctly, and assist political stakeholders' understanding of the rules.