Election Funding and Disclosure Report - 2014 WA Senate election: Key terms

Updated: 11 June 2015
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 Electoral Act.

Funding and Disclosure is also the name of the Branch in the AEC responsible for administering Part XX of the Electoral 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
Minister Special Minister of State
the Commission The AEC is managed by a three-person Australian Electoral Commission. The commission is headed by a chairperson, who must be an active or retired judge of the Federal Court of Australia. The other members are the Electoral Commissioner and a non-judicial member.
the Electoral Act The Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
the Register The Register of Political Parties