Electoral Finance Act 2007

  • repealed

Subpart 6General rules governing election advertisements

63 Election advertisements not to be published in regulated period unless certain conditions met
  • (1) Despite references in this section to a regulated period, this section does not apply to polling day; section 197 of the Electoral Act 1993 applies to polling day.

    (2) No promoter may, during a regulated period, publish, or cause or permit to be published, any election advertisement unless—

    • (a) the advertisement contains a statement that sets out the name and address of the promoter of the advertisement; and

    • (b) the promoter is entitled to promote the advertisement.

    (3) For the purposes of subsection (2)(b), a promoter is entitled to promote an election advertisement if the promoter is—

    • (a) the financial agent of a party, but only if the advertisement is a party advertisement promoted by, or on behalf of, that party; or

    • (b) the financial agent of a candidate, but only if the advertisement is a candidate advertisement promoted by, or on behalf of, 1 or more candidates; or

    • (c) the financial agent of a third party; or

    • (d) a promoter who promotes election advertisements during the regulated period in respect of which expenses are incurred that—

      • (i) in total do not exceed $12,000 (inclusive of goods and services tax); and

      • (ii) in the case of advertisements that relate to a candidate in the candidate's capacity as a candidate for an electoral district (whether or not the name of the candidate is stated), do not exceed $1,000 (inclusive of goods and services tax).

    (4) Every promoter is guilty of an illegal practice who wilfully contravenes subsection (2).