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Election Funding Rate Increases To $2.47 Per Vote

The Australian Electoral Commission has announced an increase in the election funding rate from January 1, 2013.

The new rate is 247.316 cents per vote. It is payable to all parties and candidates polling at least 4% of the primary vote in House of Representatives and Senate elections.

Election funding was introduced by the Hawke government and was introduced at the 1984 federal election. The rate is indexed every six months in line with increases in the Consumer Price Index.

Federal Election Funding Rates
Year Rate (cents/vote)
1984 Federal Election
House: 61.2 cents
Senate: 30.6 cents
1987 Federal Election
House: 76.296 cents
Senate: 38.148 cents
1990 Federal Election
House: 91.223 cents
Senate: 45.611 cents
1993 Federal Election
House: 100.787 cents
Senate: 50.393 cents
1996 Federal Election
157.594 cents
1998 Federal Election
162.210 cents
2001 Federal Election
179.026 cents
2004 Federal Election
194.397 cents
2007 Federal Election
210.027 cents
2010 Federal Election
231.191 cents
Jan 1 – June 30, 2013
247.316 cents


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