Ex-Labour Prime Minister slams the EFA

Ex-PM slams Election Finance Act – New Zealand news on Stuff.co.nz

Mike Moore an ex-Labour P.M. has slammed the Electoral Finance Act.

[quote]”It was rushed, badly drafted, can’t be understood, (is) full of inviting loopholes, amendments were made at the last minute without scrutiny, and it’s a blogger’s breakfast,”

“I tried to tell old friends that it was wrong in principle, wrong in substance, and will do the opposite of what its authors planned.

“People are going to deliberately test the law and the courts will be in an impossible situation.

“This will be great election year sport because it’s the solemn duty, even obligation, of citizens in a democracy to take on the powerful.”[/quote]

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