Ban on foreign political donations open to challenge, say legal experts

Proposed legislation says only Australian citizens or organisations incorporated in Australia would be allowed to make donations to parties and candidates

Constitutional law experts have warned the Turnbull government is on very thin ice with plans to ban foreign donations, pointing out the system is vulnerable to challenge in the high court.Before the introduction of legislation on Thursday, Guardian Australia asked the finance minister, Mathias Cormann, for details of to whom the proposed ban would apply.A spokeswoman for Cormann said the legislation would mean only Australian citizens and organisations incorporated in Australia would be perm...