This table shows the election funding payments made to political parties and candidates following the 2016 federal election.
Funding was made in two payments. The first payment was made on July 27. The table below shows the final figure following a second payment made this week.
A candidate or Senate group needs four per cent of the primary vote to be eligible for election funding. The amount is calculated by multiplying the number of votes obtained by the current funding rate.
The funding rate for the 2016 election was 262.784 cents per House of Representatives and Senate vote.
Funding was provided to 24 parties and groups, compared to 12 at the 2013 election. There were 24 independent candidates who received funding, compared to 9 in 2013.
Just over $62.7 million was distributed to parties and candidates. [Read more…]