Electoral Referendum Act 2010

  • repealed
  • Electoral Referendum Act 2010: repealed, on 11 June 2012 (being on the close of the day that is 6 months after the date on which the result of the referendum was declared), by section 5(1).
69 Offence to pay referendum expenses in excess of maximum
  • (1) This section applies to a registered promoter or any other person who directly or indirectly pays or knowingly aids or abets any person in paying for or on account of any referendum expenses any sum in excess of the maximum amount specified in section 37.

    (2) The registered promoter or other person is guilty of—

    • (a) a corrupt practice if he or she knew the payment was in excess of the specified maximum amount; or

    • (b) an illegal practice in any other case, unless he or she proves that he or she took all reasonable steps to ensure that the referendum expenses did not exceed the specified maximum amount.

    (3) Every person who enters into an agreement or enters into an arrangement or understanding with any other person for the purpose of circumventing the maximum amount specified in section 37 is guilty of a corrupt practice.