Royal Forest and Bird: EFB would cease their operations

The Royal Forest and Bird Society submission shows how draconian the attack against freedom of speech the Electoral Finance Bill has become.

[quote]The present definition of election advertising is too wide. It includes [ cl5(1)(iii) ]: 
[quote]taking a position on a proposition with which 1 or more parties or 1 or more candidates is associated.[/quote]   
 
This definition would clearly include Forest and Bird’s legitimate public advocacy on all of the issues listed above. If the definition of election advertising is not amended the majority of our work would have to cease during an election year.[/quote] 

 


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