Cash for Candidates: what's to change?

Cash for Candidates: what's to change?
Researchers Max Rashbrooke and Lisa Marriott. (Image: NZME)
Donna Chisholm
The Independent Electoral Review panel this year recommended big changes to our rules around political donations. Its draft proposals made public in June, go much further than the tweaks that came into effect after the Electoral Amendment Bill passed in December.Victoria University of Wellington researcher Max Rashbrooke says the reduction of the threshold for disclosure of a party donation from $15,000 to $5000 contained in the bill was a step forward, but another change actually reduced transparency.Before the new rules, all donations ov...

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