Lawyer's spending at limit of that allowed

Lawyer's spending at limit of that allowedIf this was election year, John Boscawen would have almost reached his spending limit to speak out against a Government policy.
The Auckland lawyer has been one of those pushing for the Electoral Finance Bill to be ditched and…
[NZ Politics]

The Herald interviews John Boscawen about his opposition to the Electoral Finance Bill.

[quote]If this was election year, John Boscawen would have almost reached his spending limit to speak out against a Government policy.

The Auckland lawyer has been one of those pushing for the Electoral Finance Bill to be ditched and says he has spent $50,000 of his own money on it in the past two months – $10,000 short of the $60,000 limit the bill sets for third parties to spend in an election year.

Mr Boscawen, an Act Party member since 1994, jokes he has found himself in the peculiar position of "spending thousands of dollars to promote the views of a former trade unionist" – referring to Chief Human Rights Commissioner Rosslyn Noonan, who has also called for the bill to be scrapped.[/quote]

John has had a couple of radio ads and a few flights up and down the country and already three weeks into his campaign against the Electoral Finance Bill he has almost exceeded the limit. This goes to show how ridiculous the Bill is in limiting free speech.

 

 


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