Court challenge shows Coalition's changes open way to developer donations

Court challenge shows Coalition's changes open way to developer donations
 

In November, the Morrison government passed legal changes to override state donation laws, including Queensland’s developer donation ban. The finance minister, Mathias Cormann, offered one rationale for the change: to clarify whether state or federal laws applied to donations.
That commonwealth power grab has now become central to former Liberal National party president Gary Spence’s challenge to Queensland’s ban, heard by a full bench of the high court this week in Canberra.
In the hearings, the solicitor general Stephen Donaghue revealed two further purposes for the new law that the... read more

 
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