DONATIONS TO CHARELLE AINSLIE STATE ELECTION CAMPAIGN:
1. Make a donation in your capacity either as:
- Australian citizen or Australian resident (residing in Australia holding a permanent visa or a special category visa); or
- Australian organisation/business as indicated by a registered ABN (if donating in the name of a business or entity).
2. Provide the following details to Charelle Ainslie on request (and provide supporting evidence where requested):
- If making a donation in your personal capacity:
- Your full name;
- Your residential address.
- If making a donation on behalf of a business or entity:
- The full name of the representative of the business or entity; and
- Address of the registered office of the business or entity; and
3. Acknowledge that:
- The Electoral Act 2002 (Vic) prohibits non-citizens from making political donations unless they are permanent residents. By attending this event and/or making any donation, you confirm and declare that you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
- A receipt will be issued to you/your organisation to identify the donation amount;
- For any donation of $1,080 or greater, you understand that you/your organisation must disclose the donation on the VEC website within 21 days of the donation;
- There is a $4,320 general cap on political donations from any one donor to Charelle Ainslie in an election period (typically the four years between regular State elections);
- You or your organisation may be fined if you do not comply with the disclosure requirement;
- If you or your organisation, make a political donation that is prohibited by the Electoral Act 2002 (Vic) and the recipient accepts the donation, it must be forfeited to the State; and
- If you knowingly make a foreign donation, an anonymous donation of $1,080 or more, or a donation above the $4,320 general cap, you or your organisation may be fined up to 300 penalty units, imprisoned for up to two years, or (as an individual) both.
- It is an offence to enter into or carry out a scheme with the aim of circumventing a law regarding political donations or disclosures under the Electoral Act. The penalty for this offence is up to 10 years’ imprisonment.
4. Ensure that donations can be reconciled by the VEC by:
- Providing receipting details that exactly match those supplied to the VEC during registration.