Subpart 2—Election 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

allocation, in relation to a party, means an allocation of money made to the party under section 79 of the Broadcasting Act 1989

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 the costs referred to in section 74(1) of the Broadcasting Act 1989 that are paid by the Electoral Commission out of money allocated to the party under section 79 of that Act.

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).

Section 206(1) allocation: inserted, on 21 March 2017, by section 100 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 206(1) election expenses paragraph (c): replaced, on 21 March 2017, by section 7 of the Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 8).