Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg
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LNP facing possible legal action over $100,000 in donations

THE LNP could face legal action after not naming 28 people behind $100,000 in political donations in its declaration to the Electoral Commission Queensland.

ECQ Commissioner Walter van der Merwe on Thursday morning reportedly told a budget estimates hearing it had requested the information from the party.

The Courier Mail reported Mr van der Merwe said the commission would seek Crown Law advice if the LNP did not provide the information.

The party was recently forced to submit its donations from January to June 2014 to the ECQ.

It followed the Labor government overturning LNP-implemented legislation that donations under $12,800 did not need to be declared.

All donations more than $1000 must now be reported.

An LNP Party spokesman said they had always complied with current electoral laws regarding donations.

"At the time these donations were made names were not required to be recorded," he said.

"The LNP is working with the ECQ and making every endeavour to comply with Labor's retrospective law change."

Most names were provided for the $4.7 million in cash and non-cash receipts the party reported to ECQ.

- APN NEWSDESK

 


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