With political funding reforms in Victoria set to cost taxpayers there $45 million over the next four years, Conservative Party leader Cory Bernardi has come out firmly against the move.
The Andrews Labor government says in return, Victorians will get the nation’s “toughest” regime on political donations.
The legislation will increase “administration expenditure funding” to smaller parties and independents.
This is worth $250,000 a year to independents and parties that get one MP elected. A party gets an extra $40,000 a year for each extra MP elected, up to a cap of 45 MPs.
Senator Bernardi has told Paul Murray Live on Sky News this kind of money-grabbing behaviour is typical of the left
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