More evidence Labour is broke

Labour looks set to clash with the Electoral Commission for breaking the law again.

Newstalk ZB has been told by the Electoral Commission last week that Labour is in breach of an Electoral Law that carries a maximum $40,000 fine.

“It’s given an advisory opinion a “Stop Asset Sales” flyer is a party advertisement and doesn’t satisfy statutory requirements for a promoter statement  …  Although the flyer does contain Phil Goff’s name and Parliament Buildings as his address, the Commission advises that doesn’t satisfy statutory requirements … The Commission is considering whether this is serious enough to report to police.”

This Electoral Commission opinion appears to be for one piece of materialI’ve highlighted others on this blog. That was a week ago, what is happening at the Electoral Commission

Labour knows the rules – they helped write them plus they’ve been well circulated and even featured here.

Too right the Commission should take further action. They should be prosecuted and they should be fined, and not just for this case, but for all of their cases.

Labour are recidivist offenders – and this is not accidental.

We know Labour MPs are being instructed to use Parliamentary funding to “benefit the LP” and trying to save what little cash they have for later this year.

Labour’s constituency MPs are trying to keep a constant flow of taxpayer-funded material flowing through people’s letter boxes.

But this has now got so bad, that senior MPs like David Cunliffe are recycling taxpayer-funded material that’s months old. (NOTE: There’s a tiny weeny crest on the front of this which clearly break Parliamentary Services rules about logos as well)

Talk about junk mail.

The Cunliffe courier ‘Autumn 2010/11 issue arrived in letterboxes out west during the weekend.  It promotes events which have long been and gone – like the ‘upcoming’ April 4 meeting with Phil Goff.  Don’t be late??

David Cunliffe inviting people to a meeting in the pastVoters will need a Tardis to make that meeting.

My Labour party sources also tell me the printers are currently busy putting together a big Labour order of taxpayer-funded election advertising. Those same sources report a large number of lawyers also spending a huge amount of time with the Labour party right now.

Who knows maybe this one will comply with the law, no others have yet.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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