Argy-bargy over election funding

Argy-bargy over election fundingLegislation that would allow Labour and other parties to use taxpayer funds for pledge card-type campaigns at the next election was tabled in Parliament yesterday.
The bill, which National opposes, extends the interim definition…
[NZ Politics]

Despite the rhetoric of the Labour Party conference that Labour has plenty of money we find they are still pushing to get de facto Public funding of Political Parties. Labour had their proposal effectively ridiculed by the public, so much so that their focus groups told them it was political suicide to push for public funding.

Their solution has been two pronged, the Electoral Finance Bill, to stifle opposition and legislation that would allow Labour and other parties to use taxpayer funds for pledge card-type campaigns at the next election that was tabled in Parliament yesterday.

This is legalising and extending Labour's penchant for nicking money from our pockets to fund their election campaigns. 


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