Briefing: potential changes to federal electoral laws and what this means for civil society

Stronger Charities Alliance, #OurDemocracy and Australian Progress co-hosted a briefing on the interim report by Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters.

The key takeaways from the briefing were:

  • There’re some exciting potential reforms to limit the undue influence of industry on our democracy: changes many charities have been advocating for over the years.
  • However, we’re alarmed by the inclusion of an anti-charity recommendation to cap donations to charities that participate in election advocacy (see our media release on the issue).

At this briefing, hear our experts, Saffron Zomer (Australian Democracy Network), Alice Drury (Human Rights Law Center), and Ray Yoshida (Stronger Charities Alliance), as they explain the key changes proposed and their impacts on civil society.

Resources from the Briefing: