The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has authorised the first payment of election funding to political parties and candidates for votes received at the 2016 federal election.
The total of the first payment is $60 466 642.44. Payments have been made to 24 parties and 24 independent candidates.
This first round of payments is based on the progressive vote count as at close of business on Friday 22 July 2016. The AEC has paid up to 99 per cent of the funding entitlements calculated at that date.
A second and final round of payments of all outstanding funding entitlements will be made once vote counting is finalised.
In order to be entitled to election funding a candidate must obtain at least 4 per cent of the formal first preference vote.
Funding entitlements are calculated using an indexed sum per first preference vote. At the 2016 federal election, each first preference vote was worth 262.784 cents.
Following is a breakdown of the first payment of election funding for the 2016 federal election.
|Political Party||Amount ($)|
|Liberal Party of Australia||23 464 128.62|
|Australian Labor Party||22 355 109.55|
|Australian Greens||6 337 258.36|
|National Party of Australia||3 158 301.63|
|Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party||1 623 827.11|
|Nick Xenophon Team||1 179 992.89|
|Derryn Hinch's Justice Party||544 420.99|
|Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)||283 838.18|
|Family First||218 993.20|
|Country Liberals (Northern Territory)||180 977.63|
|Katter's Australian Party||157 743.09|
|Rise Up Australia Party||75 490.79|
|Jacqui Lambie Network||68 951.79|
|Liberal Democratic Party||48 494.75|
|Animal Justice Party||34 114.28|
|Australian Recreational Fishers Party||29 277.97|
|Glenn Lazarus Team||21 220.94|
|Australian Christians||20 422.25|
|Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party||17 456.17|
|Bullet Train for Australia||15 509.23|
|Australian Liberty Alliance||15 277.98|
|Australian Country Party||9 155.11|
|Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party||6 311.79|
|Australian Sex Party||6 311.79|
|Catherine McGowan (Indi, Victoria)||81 241.57|
|Andrew Wilkie (Denison, Tasmania)||76 413.07|
|Antony Windsor (New England, New South Wales)||72 333.82|
|Robert Oakeshott (Cowper, New South Wales)||70 762.48|
|Stephen Ruff (North Sydney, New South Wales)||30 745.25|
|Dennis Jensen (Tangney, Western Australia)||25 836.11|
|James Mathison (Warringah, New South Wales)||25 721.64|
|Bradley Christensen (Lyne, New South Wales)||24 004.61|
|Jim Ball (MacKellar, New South Wales)||17 645.66|
|Daniel McCarthy (Leichhardt, Queensland)||15 821.94|
|Kevin Foley (Riverina, New South Wales)||15 722.08|
|Stephen Mayne (Menzies, Victoria)||15 214.91|
|David Wilks (Forde, Queensland)||13 575.14|
|John Harvey (Hunter, New South Wales)||12 261.22|
|David Tran (Gellibrand, Victoria)||11 922.23|
|Julie Hegarty (Mackellar, New South Wales)||11 706.74|
|Kenneth Murray (Capricornia, Queensland)||11 131.25|
|Christine Berman (Bradfield, New South Wales)||10 939.41|
|Stephen Large (Dawson, Queensland)||10 794.88|
|Arthur Mills (Farrer, New South Wales)||10 684.51|
|Michael McCluskey (Wannon, Victoria)||10 437.50|
|Robert Jones (McPherson, Queensland)||9 917.18|
|Yingiya Mark Guyula (Lingiari, Northern Territory)||4,672.02|
|Braedon Earley (Lingiari, Northern Territory)||4 551.13|
|Total||$60 466 642.44|
BACKGROUND: The AEC's tally room in some instances automatically rounds up the percentage figure for first preference votes received by a candidate. Federal election payments – as reflected in the above table – are made on the actual total first preference votes received rather than a rounded-up percentage figure displayed in the tally room.