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Federal Election 21 August 2010

Australian Electoral Commission

2010 Federal Election Payment To Political Parties And Candidates

Victor P Taffa

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has authorised the first Payment to Political Parties and Candidates for votes received at the 2010 Federal Election.

The total of the first payment is $52,411,291. Payments have been made to 10 Parties and 17 Independent Candidates.

 

This first round of payments is based on the progressive vote count as at 10 September 2010. The AEC has paid up to 99% of the funding entitlements calculated at that date.

A second and final round of payments of all outstanding funding entitlements is to be made once vote counting is finalised.

Funding Entitlements are calculated using an indexed sum per first preference vote. At the 2010 federal election, each first preference vote was worth 231.191 cents.

In order to be entitled to election funding a candidate must obtain at least 4% of the formal first preference vote.

The following table shows a breakdown of the first payment of election funding for the 2010 federal election.

2010 Federal Election First Payment To Political Parties And Candidates As At End Of Counting On 10 September 2010

 

Parties

Amount ($)

Australian Labor Party

20,935,323.18

Liberal Party of Australia

20,819,820.08

Australian Greens

7,086,053.13

National Party of Australia

2,441,843.88

Family First Party

403,122.45

Country Liberals (Northern Territory)

177,617.04

Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)

17,407.51

Australian Sex Party

11,197.72

Liberal Democratic Party

11,116.80

Shooters and Fishers Party

10,527.26

Independent Candidates

Amount ($)

Tony Windsor (New England, NSW)

129,099.25

Robert Oakeshott (Lyne, NSW)

91,691.26

Bob Katter (Kennedy, Qld)

87,383.75

Andrew Wilkie (Denison, Tas.)

31,557.85

Louise Burge (Farrer, NSW)

21,400.20

John Clements (Parkes, NSW)

20,933.28

John Arkan (Cowper, NSW)

19,326.39

Michael Johnson (Ryan, Qld)

17,284.98

Matthew Hogg (Riverina, NSW)

11,710.96

Alan Lappin (Indi, Vic.)

11,239.33

James Purcell (Wannon, Vic.)

10,564.25

Charles Nason (Maranoa, Qld)

10,427.85

Paul Blanch (Calare, NSW)

9,364.37

Katrina Rainsford (Wannon, NSW)

9,200.23

Brad King (Blair, Qld)

7,353.01

Deidre Finter (Lingiari, NT)

4,511.67

Kenny Lechleitner (Lingiari, NT)

4,213.44

Total

52,411,291.12

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