Election Funding Authority of New South Wales

The Election Funding Authority of New South Wales was the agency of the Government of New South Wales charged with administering the Elections Funding Act 1981. The Authority formerly distributed public funding for the purposes of campaigning by candidates in state elections and handles claims for payments from the state's Political Education Fund. On 1 December 2014 it was abolished and its functions made the responsibility of the NSW Electoral Commission.[1]

Election Funding Authority of New South Wales
Statutory body overview
JurisdictionNew South Wales
HeadquartersLevel 25, 201 Kent Street, Sydney
Minister responsible
Statutory body executive
Parent departmentDepartment of Premier and Cabinet

Candidates for public office in New South Wales previously had obligations under the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981 to declare political donations, as well as expenditure on campaigning to the Authority. Disclosures were required to be made by 20 October each year.[2]

The Authority was the responsibility of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

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  1. ^ Electoral and Lobbying Legislation Amendment (Electoral Commission) Act 2014 No 30, Government of New South Wales, 1 December 2014
  2. ^ Paul Farrell, Bridie Jabour (3 December 2013). "Federal MPs among undeclared NSW political donors". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 5 May 2014.

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