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Historic Returns

Legislative changes to the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 in 2006 resulted in changes to the financial disclosure reporting requirements for electoral events. This page contains the historical returns that due to the changes in the legislation are no longer required to be disclosed.

Media Returns

Media returns were lodged by broadcasters and publishers following the 2001 and 2004 federal elections. The returns disclosed the details of each placement of election advertisement broadcast for each event.

Third Party Returns

Three types of third party returns were required to be lodged following the 2001 and 2004 federal elections.
  • Third Party Returns of Donations Made, which set out election donations made to candidates, Senate groups or other third parties.
  • Third Party Returns of Donations Received, which set out donations received and used on electoral expenditure.
  • Third Party Returns of Electoral Expenditure, which set out the amount spent on specified categories of electoral expenditure.
All historic returns can be filtered and sorted based on:
  • Event
  • Name
  • Return type
  • Total amount reported in the return

Individual returns can be accessed by clicking on the name of the return.

All data contained in the tables can also be exported to Excel. The export will reflect any sorting or filtering applied to the list.

  • Third Party Returns
  • Media Returns