Thursday, May 30, 2024

Queensland caps electoral spending

The Queensland Parliament today passed legislation to set caps on electoral expenditure for local government in the state.

Deputy Premier, Steven Miles said the move brings the sector into line with a similar rules for state electoral spending and delivers on a State Government 2020 election commitment.

“Electoral expenditure caps will ensure there is a fair opportunity for anyone to participate in local government elections,” said Mr Miles.

“We already have so many great councillors who are dedicated to their local communities and this change means more Queenslanders will have the best representation on their councils, as well as the opportunity to stand for election.”

The caps will apply for the March 2024 Local Government elections. 

Further information on Local Government electoral expenditure caps is available here.

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