A Principled Act

shows it is fully ready to make right the accidental election broadcasting over-spending, which has left broadcasters out of pocket. Leader Don Brash has submitted a bill to amend the Broadcasting Act which will allow the Electoral Commission to pay the $110,000 to the five broadcasters and in turn be paid by National.

I expect this bill could be introduced with unanimous leave of the House and passed through all stages under urgency.

It will also no doubt serve as the starkest of comparisons for ethical behaviour compared to Labour who over-spent by $418,000, broke their word to the Chief Electoral Officer, and refues to acknowlegde any wrongdoing whatsoever.

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