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Proposed local government electoral expenditure caps - consultation open

As part of Queensland Government’s rolling local government reform agenda to strengthen the transparency, accountability and integrity measures the department is seeking feedback on the proposed local government electoral expenditure caps.

Local government electoral expenditure caps – discussion paper ( 1.5 MB)

The development of the local government electoral expenditure caps scheme has been guided by the following legislative reform principles:


Scope of feedback

The department is seeking feedback to help inform the final scheme that is adopted and in particular on the following key areas:

  • definition of electoral expenditure
  • capped expenditure period
  • third party registration and dedicated accounts
  • proposed electoral expenditure caps for:
    • mayoral candidates
    • councillor candidates
    • groups of candidates and political parties
    • third parties
  • indexation and determination of elector numbers
  • associated entities
  • compliance and record keeping.

How to provide feedback

To provide feedback please address the issues (17) identified in the discussion paper and send through your response to by COB 27 May 2022.

Last updated: 19 Apr 2022