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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 290

Candidate information sheets

290 Candidate information sheets

(1) The matters prescribed for the purposes of section 308 (2) of the Act that are to be included in a candidate information sheet are:
(a) the proposed candidate's full name, and
(b) the suburb, town or other locality of the proposed candidate's place of living (as shown on a roll kept under the Parliamentary Electorates and Elections Act 1912 ), and
(c) whether the proposed candidate is a member of any registered political party and, if so, the name of the party, and
(d) whether the proposed candidate is qualified to hold the civic office concerned by virtue of being enrolled on:
(i) the residential roll for the ward or area concerned, or
(ii) the non-residential roll for the ward or area concerned, or
(iii) the roll of occupiers and ratepaying lessees for the ward or area concerned, and
(e) whether the proposed candidate is a property developer or a close associate of a corporation that is a property developer.
(2) Nothing in this clause prevents the inclusion of other matters (such as the proposed candidate's date of birth, occupation, trade and professional qualifications, membership of organisations, the registered party (if any) that has endorsed the proposed candidate, statements as to the proposed candidate's policies and beliefs, and other qualifications relevant to the proposed candidature).
(3) A candidate information sheet must be written or typed on a form supplied by an election official. The form is to consist of one side of an A4 sheet of paper. Explanatory material may be printed on the other side of the A4 sheet of paper.
(4) As soon as practicable after a candidate is nominated, the election manager must cause the information contained in the candidate's information sheet to be published on the election manager's internet website until at least election day. The election manager may edit the format in which the information is presented on the website and may delete any material the election manager thinks inappropriate to be included.
(5) In this clause:

"close associate" of a corporation means each of the following:
(a) a director or officer of the corporation or a related body corporate of the corporation or the spouse of such a director or officer,
(b) a person whose voting power in the corporation or a related body corporate of the corporation is greater than 20% or the spouse of such a person,
(c) if the corporation is a trustee, manager or responsible entity in relation to a trust--a person who holds more than 20% of the units in the trust (in the case of a unit trust) or is a beneficiary of the trust (in the case of a discretionary trust),
(d) if the corporation or a related body corporate of the corporation is a stapled entity in relation to a stapled security--a person who holds more than 20% of the units in the trust that is the other stapled entity.

"officer" ,
"related body corporate" and
"voting power" have the same meaning as they have in the Corporations Act 2001 of the Commonwealth.

"property developer" means a person engaged in a business that regularly involves the making of relevant planning applications by or on behalf of the person in connection with the residential or commercial development of land, with the ultimate purpose of the sale or lease of the land for profit.

"relevant planning application" has the same meaning as in section 147 (Disclosure of political donations and gifts) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 .

"spouse" of a person includes a de facto partner of that person.



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