Would ban on foreign donations apply to party ‘foundations'?
3 DECEMBER 2019
Would ban on foreign political donations
apply to party ‘foundations’?
The New Zealand
Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Justice Minister Andrew
Little to clarify whether the ban on foreign donations to
political parties will also prevent foreign donations made
via ‘foundations’ connected to political parties.
Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams
says, “If a ban on foreign donations results in more
political parties setting up ‘independent’ foundations
to accept donations on their behalf or for their benefit,
then this law change could end up having a negative effect
“This kind of difficulty in
the detail is why important legislation should go through
the scrutiny of a select committee process, rather than
being rushed through under extraordinary
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