Is the Broadcasting Allocations Unfair?
Prior to each General Election, the Electoral Commission calls for applications for the distribution of funding to all registered parties.
The funding is allocated based on how many MPs each party has in Parliament.
This does not give new parties who do not have any MPs in Parliament or parties with a lesser number of MPs a chance to have a fair election campaign.
NZ prides itself as a country that promotes 'fair and free' Elections.
This funding method needs to be changed to ensure each registered party has a fair opportunity to present their party objectives & policies through the distribution of equal amounts of time and funds regardless of whether they have MPs in Parliament or none.
2014 Broadcasting Allocations:
Kim Robinson started a proposal Mon 23 Jun 2014
Change the Broadcasting Allocation distribution system Closed Tue 1 Jul 2014
A majority agreed to the method of allocation funds to be fairly distributed equally.
I believe this policy needs further discussion as it's difficult to achieve when major parties can vote against this to protect their assets.
Do you agree or disagree the current method of Broadcasting Allocation of time and funds should be fairly distributed equally to all registered parties regardless of whether they have MPs in Parliament or none in Parliament?
|Agree - 10|
|Abstain - 1|
|Disagree - 1|
|Block - 0|
Sun 29 Jun 2014
I think the funding as it stands is fine and adequate.
The Civilian party is to get $33000, considering it is a satire party. At the end of the day this is tax payers money.