Election reform bill won't work, expert tells MPs

Election reform bill won't work, expert tells MPsChanges the Government wants to make to electoral law covering party finances are unworkable, a political advertising specialist has told a parliamentary select committee.
Dr Claire Robinson said that under the proposed law, every…
[NZ Politics]

[quote]Dr Claire Robinson said that under the proposed law, every political party logo published in election year would require the authorising signature of the party's financial agent.

The bill was unworkable and unenforceable and did not reflect "the nature of political communication and electioneering in the modern MMP election campaign".

"We are in an era of the permanent campaign."[/quote]

Kill the Bill, 




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