47. Do political parties have to report regularly on their finances?




(1)A political party shall, within 90 days of the end of its financial year, provide to the Registrar the following information in writing—
(a)the sources of its funds stating—
(i)the amount of money received from its members and supporters; and
(ii)the amount and sources of the donations given to the party;
(2) Any information provided to the Registrar under subsection (1) must be made available at the office of the Registrar in Suva for inspection by members of the public upon payment of an approved fee.

(4) A political party that fails to comply with subsection (1) is liable to a penalty of $100 for each day the non-compliance continues, and if the political party is still non-compliant after 30 days, the Registrar must deregister the political party.
Source: Section 23, Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures) (Amendment) Act 2021.

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