Key terms

Updated: 14 November 2011
Key terms
Term Meaning
AEC Australian Electoral Commission
CDPP Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
CPI Consumer Price Index
Disclosure threshold The disclosure threshold applied to the 2010–2011 financial year and the 2010 federal election is amounts of "more than $11 500"
DRO Divisional Returning Officer
Endorsed candidate or Senate group A candidate or Senate group that was endorsed by a registered political party
FAD Funding and Disclosure. A descriptor for the election funding and disclosure provisions of Part XX of the Act.
Also the name of the business area within the AEC responsible for administering Parts XX and XI of the Act.
Independent candidate or Senate group A candidate or Senate group that was not endorsed by a registered political party
JSCEM Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters
The Act The Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
The Bill The Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2010
The Register The Register of Political Parties