|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|