Committee recommends political donation and ad reform, saves territory representation for another day

Karen Barlow
Updated June 19 2023 - 5:58pm, first published 4:55pm
Committee chair Kate Thwaites. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong
Committee chair Kate Thwaites. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong

A parliamentary committee has recommended wide-ranging political reforms, including the introduction of donation and spending caps for elections, significantly lowering the donation disclosure threshold to $1,000 and introducing legislation for truth in political advertising.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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