Part 5A of the Local Government (Elections) Regulations 1997
, requires that candidates and donors must disclose information abou tany electoral gift received, made or promised during the disclosure period, to the value of $200 or more.
A gift means a disposition of property, or the conferral of any financial benefit, made by one person in favour of another.
A gift can include:
- a gift of money
- a gift which is non-monetary but of value
- a gift in kind or where there is inadequate financial consideration such as the receipt of a discount (where the difference or the discount is worth more than $200)
- a financial or other contribution to travel
- the provision of a service for no consideration or for inadequate consideeration
- a firm promise or agreement to give a gift at some future time
A gift does not include a gift by will, a relative, or item that does not relate to the candidate's candidature, or the provision of volunteer labour.
The disclosure of a gift is to be made on Form 9A 'Disclosure of Gifts' (below) and forwarded to the CEO of the local government, and include the name of the candidate, the name and address of the donor, the date the gift was received or promised, the value of the gift and a description of the gift.
- within three days of nomination, a candidate will need to disclose any gifts received in the relevant period prior to nomination and dislcose any further gifts received thereafter, or
- within three days of the gift being received, made or promised if this occurs after the candidate nominates.
In accordance with r.30G of the Local Government (Elections) Regulations 1997, the City must keep a register of all electoral gift disclosures received and publish the register on the City's website.
|Name of the candidate
|Name and address of the donor
|Date gift received or promised
|Value of the gift
|Description of the gift
|No gifts were declared for the 2023 election