The Election Funding Authority (The Authority) is established under the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981 (the Act) and has three main purposes;
The Act imposes a duty on the Authority to exercise its functions in a manner that is not unfairly biased against or in favour of any particular party, group, candidate or other person, body or organisation.
The Authority provides professional, transparent and effective election funding services to meet the needs of political parties, candidates, the public, the media and other stakeholders.
The Authority operates in a highly legal and sensitive environment. The Authority has a strong commitment to administering the provisions of the legislation in order to maintain the transparency of election campaign processes in New South Wales.
There is an increasing demand from the community and the media for access to publicly available disclosure documents. The Election Funding Authority responds efficiently and effectively to the community and media’s expectations to ensure access to disclosure documents is maintained.
Political parties, candidates and political donors need to access current information about their entitlements and obligations. The Election Funding Authority is committed to using technology and improved processes to enable these stakeholders to fulfil their election funding obligations in an efficient and effective manner.
Our stakeholders include, but are not limited to:
The Authority has identified key result areas and result indicators that will help us meet the goals and strategies outlined in our Corporate Plan as we move towards the immediate priority of preparing for the 2012 Local Government elections. Key result area measures and outcomes against our Corporate Plan are published in the Authority’s Annual Reports.
The financial statements of the Authority are prepared in accordance with the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983. Audited Financial statements accompany each of the Authority’s Annual reports.