I’d nearly forgotten until I read this that the Nats
forgot to pay slithered out of paying their GST for their broadcasting at the last election.
Under the supposedly economically literate Don Brash, the Nats, you’ll remember were allocated $900,000 inclusive of GST by the Electoral Commission for advertising, but instead spent $900,000, plus GST – an overspend of $112,000.
A year late, and after much umming and arring they finally made partial ammends. One hopes with all the attention they’re giving the Electoral Finance Bill, they’ll be no such “confusion” next year.