Funding New Zealand’s Election Campaigns
recent stress points and potential responses
Keywords:political funding, electoral finance, corruption, electoral law
The nexus between money and politics creates particular problems for liberal democracies like New Zealand. Events during the last parliamentary term put our present system of regulating this issue under some stress. With two cases relating to political fundraising now before the courts and other matters still under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office, this is the right time to consider whether reform of the law is needed and what such reform ought to look like.
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