Someone in National should get a prize for nice lateral thinking. The money owed to broadcasters due to the GST error on election broadcasting is to be spent purchasing broadcasting time on behalf of charities. A real win-win.
National pays the $112,500 it owes, and wants to pay, in a way which doesn’t break the law. The broadcasters get the money, and some charities get to benefit from it all.
Nice, very nice.