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Political donations over $5k to require declaration

Staff reporters
Mon, 27 Jun 2022

Political donations over $5k to require declaration
Another proposal is the temporary expansion of overseas voting eligibility for the 2023 general election. (Image: Getty)
Staff reporters
Mon, 27 Jun 2022
Justice minister Kiri Allan announced changes to the electoral law to increase transparency of political donations and loans. The changes require disclosure of donor identities for any party donations over $5,000; the number and total value of party donations under $1,500 not made anonymously; the proportion of total party donations that are in-kind (non-monetary) donations; and loans to candidates from unregistered lenders.“The results from public and targeted consultation were clear: New Zealanders want greater transparency about h...

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