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ELECTORAL ACT 1985 - SECT 112B

112B—Certain descriptions not to be used

        (1)         A person must not publish or distribute an electoral advertisement or a how-to-vote card that identifies a candidate—

            (a)         by reference to the registered name of a registered political party or a composite name consisting of the registered names of 2 registered political parties; or

            (ab)         by use of the word or a set of words containing the word "Independent" and—

                  (i)         the name, or an abbreviation or acronym of the name, of a parliamentary party or a registered political party; or

                  (ii)         matter that so nearly resembles the name, or an abbreviation or acronym of the name, of a registered political party that the matter is likely to be confused with or mistaken for that name or that abbreviation or acronym; or

            (b)         by the use of a word or set of words that could not be, or may not be able to be, registered as the name, or as part of the name, of a political party under Part 6


because of the operation of section 42(3)(b)


,

unless—

            (c)         the candidate is endorsed by the relevant parliamentary party or registered political party (as the case may be); or

            (d)         the relevant parliamentary party or registered political party has consented to the use of the relevant name or names or word or words (as the case may be).

Maximum penalty: $5 000.

        (1a)         A person must not publish or distribute an electoral advertisement or a how-to-vote card that identifies a candidate by use of the word "Independent" if the candidate is endorsed by a registered political party.

Maximum penalty: $5 000.

        (2)         Subsections (1)


and (1a)


apply to publication by any means (including radio or television).

        (3)         Subsections (1)


and (1a)


do not prevent the publication of background information, a personal profile, or a declaration of policy, by or in relation to a candidate.

        (4)         In this section—

"distribute" an electoral advertisement or how-to-vote card includes make the relevant advertisement or how-to-vote card available (including in electronic form) to other persons.



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