New England by-election payment to political parties

Updated: 8 January 2018

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has authorised the full payment of election funding to political parties and candidates for votes received at the New England by‑election.

The total amount of election funding for the by-election is $205,443.03. Payments have been made to three parties and one independent candidate.

This first round of payments was based on the progressive vote count as at close of business on Wednesday 20 December 2017. The AEC 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 has now been made based on the finalised vote count.

The following table is a breakdown of the full payment of election funding for the New England by-election.

2017 New England by-election payment to political parties and candidates.
Party / Candidate First Payment ($) Final Payment ($) Total Payment ($)
National Party of Australia - N.S.W 151,483.50 1,508.67 152,992.17
Australian Labor Party 25,943.25 256.69 26,199.94
Mr Rob Taber (Independent) 15,787.22 202.68 15,989.90
The Greens NSW 10,061.02 200.00 10,261.02
  203,274.99 2,168.04 205,443.03

Editor’s notes:

  • In order to be entitled to election funding a candidate must obtain at least four per cent of the formal first preference vote.
  • Funding entitlements are calculated using an indexed sum per first preference vote. At the New England by-election, each first preference vote was worth 268.332 cents.