Labour index party cash to inflation but hobbles third parties

Foes unite to lift election cash limitParliament will vote itself automatic increases to election spending limits under the Electoral Finance Bill.
Labour and National have been at war over the bill, but appear to be in accord on lifting the total amount a party can…
[NZ Politics]

Labour's raid on the public purse and their willingness to screw the scrum is being exposed daily.

Yesterday Chris Finlayson moved an amendment that would index party spending limits and third party limits to inflation. Annette King overrode that amendment with one of her own, one that indexes party spending to inflation but not third parties.

So Labour, essentially makes it harder and harder to campaign against incumbent as time progresses. This is nothing short of a hijacking of the electoral process, yet again protecting incumbents and smashing any opposition.