NEW ZEALAND TO BAN FOREIGN POLITICAL DONATION

Written by on December 4, 2019

New Zealand will ban large foreign political donations and anonymous online advertisements amid concerns over outside interference in next year’s general election.

Justice Minister Andrew Little said in a statement that the risk of foreign interference in elections is a growing international phenomenon and can take many forms, including donations and New Zealand is not immune from this risk.

New legislation will reduce the limit for overseas donations from NewZealand one thousand five hundred dollars to New Zealand thirty three dollars.

Online advertisements will have to show the details of who paid for them.


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