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.
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Canberra’s media outlets (RiotACT included) do not approve in any way of limited candidate spends.