Private Motion: Election Campaign Financing
Senate - 2nd Session - 9th Republican Parliament
WHEREAS financial support for election campaigns is necessary for a healthy multi-party democracy;
AND WHEREAS the electorate needs to be satisfied that all viable political parties contest elections under conditions which are fair and transparent;
AND WHEREAS the issue of election financing has been the subject of widespread public concern during the last thirty years in this country;
BE IT RESOLVED that Parliament appoint a Joint Select Committee to consider establishing a legislative framework to govern the financing of election campaigns and to submit its report with recommendations to both Houses of Parliament within six months of its appointment.
(By Senator Prof. Ramesh Deosaran)