June 09, 2020
Minor parties feel short changes in election spend
Minor parties outside Government are crying foul at the amount they have been given for broadcast advertising.
National and Labour will split $2.5 million between them, with the remaining $1.65 million spread over 17 other parties.
The parties, including the Māori Party, Social Credit, the New Conservatives, Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis and the NZ Outdoors Party, says the Electoral Commission’s criteria blatantly cements in the two party system making it almost impossible for parties outside parliament to get their policies heard.
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