Just saw a story on NewstalkZB about Labour breaching the EFA with undisclosed donations:
Mike Smith, Labour’s party secretary, admits failing to disclose $25,000 from Meatworkers Union; says omission was an oversight Labour acknowledges it made a mistake in the filing of its donations ahead of last year’s elections.
Labour’s Secretary Mike Smith says he is personally responsible for failing to disclose donations totaling $25,500 from three branches of the New Zealand Meatworkers Union. He says the omission was an oversight and is in breach of the Electoral Act which requires that donations from the same donor of more than $20,000 be declared. The donations should have been declared last year.
The incident follows other instances of Labour being found to have breached the laws under the now-scrapped Electoral Finance Act.
The parties that have breached the law the most often are Labour, Progressives, Greens and NZ First – the very ones that voted for it.Tags: Electoral Finance Act, Labour, political donations