- All funds spent by the Campaign for Change are Labour candidate donations and must be declared in returns after the election
- McCarten personally paid for the costs
- $65,095 was spent up until Labour formally took over
- The Campaign for Change was not a neutral enrolment exercise
I’m surprised that Matt McCarten was in a position to pay the $65,000 himself, especially as he claimed there was an external donor. But I guess the Electoral Commission has to take him for his word.