Last weekend the Electoral Commission ordered several of our posts to be taken down because they considered them to be breach the Electoral Act.
I removed them until after 7pm because I simply can’t be bothered with court action to prove I was right and they were wrong.
The Electoral Commission isn’t always right as they found out yesterday.
The High Court has ruled in favour of two music artists, whose Planet Key parody song was placed under a gag order by the Electoral Commission during the 2014 election campaign.
In August, ahead of the September election, the Electoral Commission blocked radio stations and media outlets from playing a satirical Planet Key music video by singer-songwriter Darren Watson and video producer Jeremy Jones.
The commission said it viewed the Planet Key video as an “election programme” and so it could not be broadcast on radio or television without an authorised promoter statement.
But on Thursday, Justice Denis Clifford released his judgment ruling the satirical song was allowed to be broadcast during the campaign. Read more »