Public funding of election expenditure

In accordance with the Electoral Act 2002, after each State election eligible parties and candidates can apply to be paid entitlements in line with the number of first preference votes they receive.

To be eligible to apply for this entitlement the party or candidate must have received at least 4% of the first preference votes in the election.

South-West Coast by-election, 31 October 2015

An amount of $1.668 per vote was payable to political parties and independent candidates for this election where candidates obtained at least 4% of the first-preference votes.

An entitlement existed for four party candidates and one independent candidate. All the entitlements were paid by 15 March 2016.

Registered Political Parties Entitlement
Liberal Party $25,830.65
Australian Country Party $6,680.34
The Nationals $9,309.11
Australian Greens $4,371.01
Total $46,191.11
Independent Candidates Entitlement
Reekie, Roy $10,862.02
Total electoral entitlements $57,053.13

Polwarth district by-election, 31 October 2015

An amount of $1.668 per vote was payable to political parties and independent candidates for this election where candidates obtained at least 4% of the first-preference votes.

An entitlement existed for six of the seven party candidates. There were no entitlements payable for the independent candidate. All the entitlements with the exception of the Australian Sex Party were paid by 15 March 2016.

Registered Political Parties Entitlement
Australian Greens $8,502.48
Democratic Labour Party (DLP) $4,754.00
Australian Country Party $3,407.72
National Party $7,159.06
Australian Sex Party - Victoria $3,569.52
Liberal Party $29,687.06
Total electoral entitlements $57,079.84

Gippsland South by-election, 14 March 2015

An amount of $1.661 per vote was payable to political parties and independent candidates for this election where candidates obtained at least 4% of the first-preference votes.

An entitlement existed for three party candidates.
There were no entitlements for independent candidates. All the entitlements were paid by 30 June 2015.

Registered Political Parties Entitlement
National Party $25,114.32
Liberal Party $14,766.29
Australian Greens $8,733.54
Total $48,614.15
Independent Candidates Entitlement
None $0
Total electoral entitlements $48,614.15

State election, 29 November 2014

Actuals Budgets Variance
2013-2014 $2,450,321 $3,524,566 $1,074,245
2014-2015 $40,645,106 $43,737,403 $3,092,297
Total $43,095,427 $47,261,969 $4,166,542

Election Entitlements/Payments, Registered Political Parties

Name Entitlement Paid Difference
Australian Christians $7,064.63 $7,064.63
Australian Country Alliance $37,390.54 $37,390.54
ALP $3,962,606.74 $3,962,606.74
DLP $29,725.11 $29,725.11
Family First $17,473.94 $17,473.94 1
Liberal Democratic $104,046.95 $59,838.25 $44,208.70 2
Liberal Party $3,741,973.60 $3,741,973.60
National Party $589,424.37 $589,424.37
Australian Greens $1,206,443.93 $1,206,443.93
Voice for the West $11,869.31 $11,869.31
Total $9,708,019.11 $9,646,336.48 $61,682.64
  1. This amount has been accrued and the party will be paid from 1 July 2015.
  2. The shortfall between the entitlements calculated on a set $ amount per vote, and the claims paid on receipt of an audited statement of expenditure, is shown in the difference column.

Election Entitlements/Payments, Independent Candidates

Name Entitlement Paid Difference
PERKINS, Tex $2,656.64 $2,656.64
LE SERVE, Clare $7,059.69 $7,059.69
CUMMING, Catherine $4,913.31 $4,913.31
SHAW, Geoff $7,430.04 $7,430.04
ANDERSSON, Robert $3,510.92 $3,356.68 $154.24 2
LANGDON, Craig $3,135.63 $3,135.63 1
VO, Hung $3,292.00 $3,292.00
GIUDICE, Margaret $4,803.03 $4,217.31 $585.72 2
RAINSFORD, Katrina $9,105.67 $9,105.67
CLUTTERBUCK, Jo $2,561.18 $2,561.18 1
CUPPER, Ali $12,764.73 $12,764.73
LUND, Tracie $7,204.54 $7,204.54
GRECO, Gaetano $6,753.54 $6,753.54
JOLLY, Stephen $5,607.92 $5,607.92
MARTIN, Clarke $6,320.64 $6,320.64
SHEED, Suzanna $21,745.31 $21,745.31
MEDCRAFT, Steve Jack $4,691.10 $3,217.55 $1,473.55 2
Di PALMA, Thomas $2,885.44 $1,751.48 $1,133.96 2
WILKINS, Mick $2,643.48 $2,643.48
Total $119,084.81 $110,040.53 $9,044.28
  1. This amount has been accrued and candidates will be paid from 1 July 2015
  2. The shortfall between the entitlements calculated on a set $ amount per vote, and the claims paid on receipt of an audited statement of expenditure, is shown in the difference column.

Lyndhurst District by-election, 27 April 2013

An amount of $1.55886 per vote was payable to political parties and independent candidates for this election where candidates obtained at least 4% of the first-preference votes.

An entitlement exists for five party candidates and two independent candidates. At the time of this report, six candidates had been paid the entitlement.

Registered Political Parties Entitlement
Pakula, Martin (Australian Labour Party) $20,107.74
Gonsalvez, Geraldine (Democratic Labour Party) $5,404.57
Nowland, Stephen (Family First Party) $6,943.16
Leahy, Martin (Australian Sex Party) $4,107.60
Springle, Nina (Australian Greens) $4,614.23
Total $41,777.29
Independent Candidates Entitlement
Vo, Hung $4,785.70
Linaker, David $2,135.64
Total $6,921.34

Melbourne by-election, 21 July 2012

Candidates who received more than 4% of the first preference votes at the Melbourne State by-election are entitled to receive $1.5573 per first-preference vote.

The table below details the candidates and parties that will receive an entitlement upon submission of the relevant statement and the amount of the entitlement.

Party or Independent candidate Total party candidates Total party candidates eligible for funding Entitlement
Australian Labor Party11$14,515.59
Australian Sex Party11$2,852.97
The Australian Greens11$15,879.79
Ahmed, Berhan$1,755.08
Nolte, David$2,027.60
Mayne, Stephen$2,063.42
Total$39,094.46

Niddrie by-election, 24 March 2012

Candidates who received more than 4% of the first preference votes at the Niddrie State by-election are entitled to receive $1.53429 per first-preference vote.

The table below details the candidates and parties that will receive an entitlement upon submission of the relevant statement and the amount of the entitlement.

Party or Independent candidate Total party candidates Total party candidates eligible for funding Entitlement
Australian Labor Party11$19,855.25
Australian Sex Party11$3,444.48
Christian Party11$2,436.45
Democratic Labor Party11$2,028.33
The Australian Greens11$4,395.74
Little, Jim$2,951.97
Surace, Andrea$5,282.56
Total$40,394.79

Broadmeadows by-election, 19 February 2011

The following amounts were paid to parties and to Independent candidates, at a rate of $1.4849 per first-preference vote.

Party or Independent candidate Total party candidates Total party candidates eligible for funding Entitlement paid
Australian Labor Party11$21,241.49
Australian Sex Party11$1,994.22
Democratic Labor Party11$2,228.83
The Australian Greens11$2,414.45
Marr, Graeme David$2,405.54
Sahin, Celal$8,012.52
Total$38,297.05

State election, 27 November 2010

The following amounts were paid to these parties and to Independent candidates at a rate of $1.4849 per first-preference vote at the 2010 Victorian State election.

Party or Independent candidate Total party candidates Total party candidates eligible for funding Entitlement paid
Australian Labor Party12896$3,377,119.95
Australian Sex Party251$28,913.97
Christian Democratic Party100Nil
Country Alliance379$74,691.95
Democratic Labor Party673$8,109.04
Family First9112$32,467.34
Liberal Party11387$3,536,314.10
Socialist Alliance40Nil
The Australian Greens12895$1,081,497.22
The Nationals2113$605,192.28
Thomann, Serge (Albert Park)$5,373.85
Cleary, Phil (Brunswick)$5,811.90
Giuliano, Paul Joseph (Essendon)*
Cumming, Catherine (Footscray)$4,811.08
Ingram, Craig (Gippsland East)$14,148.13
Walia, Harpreet Singh Wally (Keilor)$3,664.73
Majdlik, Kathy (Kororoit)$2,803.49
Milne, Glenn (Mildura)$7,734.84
Tonge, Doug (Mildura)$6,973.09
Paino, Roberto (Murray Valley)$4,958.08
Little, Jim (Niddrie)$2,251.11
Jolly, Stephen (Richmond)$4,598.74
Beer, Jan (Seymour)$5,550.56
Purcell, James (South-West Coast)$6,710.26
Total$8,819,695.71

* Payment to Paul Joseph Giuliano had not been made at 30 June 2011 as the requirements for auditing had not been met.

Altona by-election, 13 February 2010

The following amounts were paid to parties and to Independent candidates, at a rate of $1.4644 per first-preference vote.

Party or Independent candidate Total party candidates Total party candidates eligible for funding Entitlement paid
Australian Labor Party11$27,007.93
Liberal Party11$20,021.28
Socialist Alliance10Nil
The Australian Greens11$6,018.68
Total$53,047.89

Kororoit by-election, 28 June 2008

The following amounts were paid to parties and to Independent candidates, at a rate of $1.3746 per first-preference vote.

Party or Independent candidate Total party candidates Total party candidates eligible for funding Entitlement paid
Australian Greens11$2,015.16
Australian Labor Party11$21,105.61
Liberal Party11$9,153.46
Twentyman, Les$8,874.42
Walters, Tania$1,775.98
Total$42,924.63

Albert Park and Williamstown by-elections, 15 September 2007

The following amounts were paid to parties and to Independent candidates, at a rate of $1.34897 per first-preference vote.

Party or Independent candidate Total party candidates Total party candidates eligible for funding Entitlement paid
Australian Labor Party22$41,366.17
Australian Greens22$20,299.30
Democratic Labor Party20Nil
Democrats11$2,301.34
Family First22$3,750.14
Marinakis, Prodos* (Albert Park)
Strauss, Nigel (Albert Park)$2,297.30
Cumming, Catherine (Williamstown)$3,646.27
Total$73,660.52

* Mr Marinakis was entitled to public funding of $1,918.24, but opted not to receive it.

State election, 25 November 2006

The following amounts were paid to these parties and to Independent candidates at a rate of $1.31607 per first-preference vote at the 2006 Victorian State election.

Party or Independent candidate Total party candidates Total party candidates eligible for funding Entitlement paid
Australian Labor Party12896$3,282,127.23
Christian Democratic Party60Nil
Citizens Electoral Council1511,817.49
Country Alliance60Nil
Democratic Labor Party231$24,095.93
Democrats150Nil
Family First Party12347$180,797.75
Liberal Party12596$2,684,173.46
People Power430Nil
Socialist Alliance40Nil
The Australian Greens12493$788,662.84
The Nationals3219$367,761.28
Hadden, Dianne (Ballarat East)$2,894.04
Ashley, Gordon (Bayswater)$3,862.67
Hayes, Clifford (Brighton)$1,839.87
Goonan, Irene (Doncaster)$2,142.56
Cumming, Catherine (Footscray)$6,152.63
Ingram, Craig (Gippsland East)$17,561.64
McCubbin, Jo* (Gippsland South)$1,114.00
Mulholland, Jenny (Ivanhoe)$4,193.00
Barry, Dave* (Macedon)$2,018.18
Medcraft, Steve* (Macedon)$3,025.64
Savage, Russell (Mildura)$14,242.51
Proctor, Lisa (Morwell)$3,866.61
Jolly, Stephen (Richmond)$2,375.51
Gibbons, John* (Tarneit)$105.55
Total$7,394,830.39

* Jo McCubbin, Dave Barry, Steve Medcraft and John Gibbons spent less than their entitlement.

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