205EA Apportionment of election expenses of election advertisement between candidate and party

(1)

This section applies if an election advertisement comprises both—

(a)

a candidate advertisement; and

(b)

a party advertisement.

(2)

If this section applies, the election expenses of the election advertisement must be apportioned between the candidate and the party in proportion to the coverage the advertisement provides to the candidate and to the party.

(3)

For the purposes of this section,—

(a)

election expenses of the election advertisement means the advertising expenses incurred in relation to both the candidate advertisement and the party advertisement; and

(b)

the coverage provided by an election advertisement must be calculated in such a manner as is appropriate in relation to the form of the election advertisement.

(4)

Only the expenses apportioned to the candidate in accordance with this section are election expenses of the candidate.

Section 205EA: inserted, on 1 January 2011, by section 8 of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 137).