Electoral Act 1993

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Subpart 2Election expenses of parties

  • Subpart 2: inserted, on 1 March 2009, by section 6 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 1).

  • Subpart 2 heading: substituted, on 1 January 2011, by section 12 of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 137).

206 Interpretation
  • (1) In this subpart,—

    advertising expenses has the meaning given to it by section 3E

    candidate advertisement has the meaning given to it by section 3(1)

    election advertisement has the meaning given to it by section 3A

    election expenses, in relation to a party,—

    • (a) means the advertising expenses incurred in relation to a party advertisement that—

      • (i) is published, or continues to be published, during the regulated period; and

      • (ii) is promoted by—

        • (A) the party secretary; or

        • (B) any person (including a registered promoter) authorised by the party secretary; and

    • (b) includes—

      • (i) any election expense of an election advertisement that is apportioned to a party under section 206CB or 206CC; and

      • (ii) as required by section 40 of the Electoral Referendum Act 2010, any referendum expenses incurred in relation to an advertisement that comprises both—

        • (A) a party advertisement; and

        • (B) a referendum advertisement (within the meaning of section 31 of the Electoral Referendum Act 2010); but

    • (c) excludes—

      • (i) the costs representing the time allocated to a party under section 73 or 76A of the Broadcasting Act 1989; and

      • (ii) the costs of broadcasting election programmes (as defined in section 69 of the Broadcasting Act 1989) that are paid by the Electoral Commission out of money allocated to the party under section 74A or 76A of the Broadcasting Act 1989

    party advertisement has the meaning given to it by section 3(1).

    (2) For the purposes of the definition of election expenses, it is immaterial whether an election expense is paid or incurred before, during, or after the regulated period.

    Section 206: substituted, on 1 January 2011, by section 12 of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 137).