2020 Variation to Broadcasting Allocation Decision Released
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:
|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|
|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 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|
|Parties not eligible for allocation|
|Direct Democracy New Zealand||$41,457|