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2020 Variation to Broadcasting Allocation Decision Released

Sept 11, 2020 | News

There have been some changes to the amount of money allocated to political parties for election advertising on radio, television and the internet.

The Electoral Commission has released a variation to its Broadcasting Allocation Decision of 29 May 2020 made under section 80 of the Broadcasting Act.

Four political parties that applied for broadcasting allocation funding did not register in time to be eligible and the funds have been reallocated to the remaining parties.

The Commission’s full variation decision and 29 May 2020 decision are available for download below.

The following table sets out the revised allocations to those parties that are eligible for the broadcasting allocation for the 2020 General Election:

TOTAL allocated $4,145,741 $4,145,750
TOTAL available $4,145,750 $4,145,750
Political Party Original Allocation (inclusive of GST) Varied Allocation (inclusive of GST)
Parties eligible for share of broadcasting allocation
The New Zealand National Party $1,285,182 $1,335,255
New Zealand Labour Party $1,202,267 $1,249,111
The Greens, The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand $310,931 $323,046
New Zealand First Party $310,931 $323,046
ACT New Zealand $145,101 $150,755
Māori Party $145,101 $150,755
The Opportunities Party (TOP) $145,101 $150,755
Advance New Zealand Party $62,186 $64,609
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party $62,186 $64,609
New Conservative $62,186 $64,609
New Zealand Democratic Party for Social Credit $51,821 $53,840
NZ Outdoors Party $51,821 $53,840
Sustainable New Zealand Party $51,821 $53,840
Vision New Zealand $51,821 $53,840
ONE Party $41,457 $53,840
Parties not eligible for allocation
Direct Democracy New Zealand $41,457  
Future Party $41,457  
Internet Party $41,457  
Oytcho-Visha $41,457  

Read more about the broadcasting allocation process

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