Review of EFB Submissions

Ok I have just finished reviewing all of the non-individual submissions on the Electoral Finance Bill. It took me most of the day after having to download each pdf and then read them. Thankfully most are short.
Some interesting points;

  • Not one single business group supported the bill.
  • Only one Student Union (The Albany Students Association) opposes the bill
  • All other Student Unions had virtually identical submissions suggesting some collusion in preparation
  • All the Union submissions largely followed the same format and all called for public funding which was never contemplated with this bill in the first place.
  • Clear
    Union submitters haven't read the bill nor the Student unions as the
    uiversally call for re-instatement of banning of anonymous donations
    which never have been banned.
  • Winston is rooted, Grey Power is universally against this bill, if he supports it he is royally screwed.

I think the trojan horse here could be the call for State Funding of political parties, something Labour has been trying to get through for years. They actually pretty much did it last election when they nicked $800k of our money.

We seriously need to keep these folk honest and call to attention the draconian nature of the provisions of the bill.

Kill the Bill?