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Scoop's FULL COVERAGE of AG Report & Reaction

Published: Fri 13 Oct 2006 08:57 AM
Scoop's FULL COVERAGE of AG Report & Reaction
AG Reports: Speaker Clarifies, Recommends ReimbursementBreaking News: Labour Has Stated It Intends To Repay Spending - Govt Proposes Validating Legisation


Speaker Margaret Wilson:
Briefly, the Auditor-General found breaches in the allocation to seven of the eight parliamentary parties. His finding was based on an interpretation of what activities fell within the definition of “parliamentary purposes”. A legal opinion from Crown Law, which found that a “parliamentary purpose” is negated if one of the purposes of the communication is to invite support for party policies, supported his interpretation. This interpretation was not conveyed to the parties before the 2005 election. See... Speaker responds to Auditor-General
ALSO:Controller and Auditor-General - Report Summary: Advertising expenditure in 2005 ElectionController and Auditor-General - Report (PDF), Appendix: Advice of the Solicitor-General (PDF, 1.1 MB)MORE:Labour - Labour to refund fundingLabour - The big whip aroundLabour - What did Don spend parliamentary money on? NZ Govt - Validating legislation on election spending issueNZ Govt - National left owing for election rortNational - Clark 'guilty as charged' on election spending United Future - Dunne concerning election spending reportsNZ First - NZ First Will Pay When ConvincedMaori Party - Maori Party asks why another week is necessary?Greens - Clear rules for spending needed Greens - Greens committed to payingProgressive Party - Anderton welcomes commitment to payParents for Children - Dunne's Double StandardPublic Service Association - Politicians must respect A-G's independence Libertarianz Party - Libertarianz Pledge Card Lawsuit


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