28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?



Yes, in relation to campaigns

Election funding may be payable in relation to registered political parties, candidates and groups. The election funding is payable in relation to any candidate who received more than 4% of the total first preference votes cast in the election. Election funding of $10,000 (as indexed) is paid as soon as practicable 20 days after the polling day for the election or elections. However, a claim must be made for election funding if more than that amount is to be paid.

Source: Div 3, Section 292G, Commonwealth Electoral Act, 2018 (Compilation 68).

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