Monthly Archives: March 2010

Big Business Loophole Undermines Fair MMP Referendum Process

The National Government’s MMP referendum legislation contains a serious loophole that would allow big business anti-MMP lobbyists vastly to outspend everyone else involved in the referendum. All other electoral law places limits on campaign spending — for parties, candidates and citizen-initiated referenda — but a bizarre exception has been made in the Electoral Referendum Bill introduced to Parliament today. Continue reading