Apparently the Electoral Commission is going find that the Radio Live show with John Key broke the law and refer the issue to the Police:
An Electoral Commission ruling due out today has found the Radio Live show hosted by John Key last September was an election programme and therefore a prohibited broadcast.
Newstalk ZB’s obtained a copy of the commission’s decision over a Labour Party complaint about a show the Prime Minister conducted on Radio Live during last year’s election campaign period.
The commission’s found the broadcast was an election programme and a breach of the Broadcasting Act.
Radio Live will have little to worry about because the Police never do anything with referrals, instead ignoring repeated and continual breaches of the Labour party that are¬†referred¬†by the Electoral Commission.
This case more than any¬†other¬†though will highlight the problems we have with Electoral law and the ability to prosecute people who breach it. If the Police fail to act then we really must push hard for reform around crimes political and follow Australia and have an Independent Commission Against Corruption.