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Election Funding Payments: 1998 Federal Election

This table shows the election funding payments made to political parties and candidates following the 1998 federal election.

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 1998 election was 162.210 cents per House of Representatives and Senate vote.

A total of $33.8 million was distributed to parties and candidates.

Election Funding Payments – 1998 Federal Election
Australian Labor Party 13,959,511.97
Liberal Party of Australia 11,488,881.15
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation 3,044,525.97
National Party of Australia 2,321,589.02
Australian Democrats 2,247,677.46
Australian Greens + The Greens (WA) 320,004.64
Northern Territory Country Liberal Party 116,916.10
Unity – Say NO to Hanson 48,692.20
Australia First Party 25,280.43
Australian Shooters Party 8,554.96
Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group) 5,339.95
Progressive Labour Party 5,054.46
Peter Andren (Calare, NSW) 47,887.64
Brian Harradin (Senate, Tas) 39,342.41
Paul Filing (Moore, WA) 23,908.13
Allan Rocher (Curtin, WA) 22,587.74
Paul Zammit (Lowe, NSW) 18,978.57
Robert Ian Wilson (Parkes, NSW) 14,042.52
Philip Nitschke (Menzies, Vic) 11,100.03
Anthony Smith (Dickson, Qld) 10,697.75
Graham Nuttall (New England, NSW) 10,060.26
Nelson McIntosh (Indi, Vic) 8,986.75
Bob Ellis (Mackellar, NSW) 7,670.91
Douglas Treasure (Gippsland, Vic) 6,611.68
Anthony Robert George Beck (Barker, SA) 6,464.07
Barry Cunningham (McMillan, Vic) 6,163.98
Margaret Scott (Oxley, Qld) 4,952.27
TOTAL 33,822,496.27

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