Third Party handbook for the 2020 General Election

The table below summarises the rules for third party election advertisements in all mediums.

Advertisement content When allowed Counts as election expense Needs authorisation from Third party expense? Candidate or party expense?
Promoting party Any time except election day 18 August to 16 October Party secretary Yes Party expense
Attacking party Any time except election day 18 August to 16 October N/A Yes No
Promoting candidate Any time except election day 18 August to 16 October Candidate Yes Candidate expense
Attacking candidate Any time except election day 18 August to 16 October N/A Yes No
Promoting candidate and party Any time except election day 18 August to 16 October  Candidate and party secretary Yes Candidate and party expense
Promotes a party and a referendum option Any time except election day 18 August to 16 October  Party secretary Yes. The cost will be both a referendum expense and an election expense for the third party Party expense
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