Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
License needed for work use Register

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


ACT NZ, returns of donations 2005 and earlier

Electoral Commission decision 2008-37, ACT New Zealand, annual returns of donations 2005 and earlier

Dated: 15 October 2008

Decision Number: 2008-37

Subject: Office space was provided free-of-charge to ACT New Zealand by Sir Robert Jones for a number of years, at a value of approximately $20,000 per annum. The arrangement ceased in 2005. The annual returns of donations for ACT New Zealand for 2005 and prior years do not record any donation from Sir Robert Jones or associated business entities.

Findings and Determination: Free office space to the value of approximately $20,000 per year provided to ACT New Zealand up until 2005 was a party donation and was not included in ACT New Zealand’s annual returns of donations for the relevant years. ACT New Zealand is required to file amended returns for the relevant years. Provision of free office space for the purposes of an out of Parliament office was a party donation for the purposes of section 214F of the Electoral Act 1993. The section 226 time limit for potential prosecutions has expired. Rectification of the public record is of principal concern.

This headnote does not form part of the decision available under Downloads, at right [at or below].



Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Skewed Media Coverage Of Gaza

Now that he’s back as Foreign Minister, maybe Winston Peters should start reading the MFAT website which is currently celebrating the 25th anniversary of how Kiwis alerted the rest of the world to the genocide in Rwanda. How times have changed ...

In 2023, the government is clutching its pearls because senior Labour MP Damien O’Connor has dared suggest that Gaza’s civilian population - already living under apartheid and subjected to sixteen years of an illegal embargo, and now being herded together and slaughtered indiscriminately amid the destruction of their homes, schools, mosques, and hospitals - are also victims of what amounts to genocide. More

ACT: Call To Abolish Human Rights Commission

“The Human Rights Commission’s appointment of a second Chief Executive is just the latest example of a taxpayer-funded bureaucracy serving itself at the expense of delivery for New Zealanders,” says ACT MP Todd Stephenson. More

Public Housing Futures: Christmas Comes Early For Landlords

New CTU analysis of the National & ACT coalition agreement has shown the cost of returning interest deductibility to landlords is an extra $900M on top of National’s original proposal. This is because it is going to be implemented earlier and faster, including retrospective rebates from April 2023. More




InfoPages News Channels


Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.