|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|