Election Funding and Disclosure Report - Federal Election 2013: Key terms

Updated: 28 May 2014
Key terms
AEC Australian Electoral Commission
CDPP Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
CPI Consumer Price Index
Disclosure threshold The disclosure threshold applied to the 2013 federal election is amounts of "more than $12 400"
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 financial disclosure provisions of Part XX
of the Act.

Funding and Disclosure is also the name of the Branch in the AEC responsible for administering Part XX 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 Register The Register of Political Parties