Greens call for taxpayer funding of political parties

The Herald reports:

The Green Party believes the rules could be amended further. It wants an inquiry to investigate state funding for election campaigns.

A spokeswoman said: “We see partial public funding of parties as a further step to help level the playing field between parties and to help combat parties being captured by wealthy interests.”

That would be a terrible thing. Any significant donations must be disclosed so people can then make informed decisions on consent. The just want taxpayers to fund their own party, rather than be reliant on members and supporters. Then they’ll use that to limit how much money supporters can donate.

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