By all accounts last night in the Legislative Assembly was be all accounts bad tempered as the electoral laws were given a going over.
In the cold light of day Simon Corbell has announced what he thinks was passed.
Key features of the Electoral Amendment Bill 2012 include:
— A limit of $60,000 per candidate on expenditure per candidate in a political party;
— A limit on donations of $10,000 per donor, per financial year, for the purposes of ACT election campaigning; and,
— Strengthening the definition of “gift” to ensure that payments of over $250 at fundraising events are considered to be gifts, thereby closing a loophole that allowed large amounts of money collected at fundraising dinners to be classed as payments for services.
Canberra’s media outlets (RiotACT included) do not approve in any way of limited candidate spends.