The Fox is in the Hen House.
The Fox is in the Henhouse.
God forgive the Alcohol Industry overspend...
Could it be ethicaly questionable to uphold the Police as an independent investigator of political breaches of ethics surrounding drug policy.
Lets see if this doesnt go the way of Winston Peters et al experience.
On 16 March 2012, the Electoral Commission referred Mediaworks and the party secretary of Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (ALCP) to Police for an overspend of ALCP’s broadcasting allocation for election programmes broadcast at the 2011 General Election. The cost of election programmes broadcast by Mediaworks on behalf of ALCP exceeded the party’s broadcasting allocation by $557.80.
It is an offence under section 80 of the Broadcasting Act 1989 for a person, during the election period, to broadcast an election programme on behalf of a political party, or to arrange for the broadcasting of an election programme on behalf of the political party other than in conformity with the requirements of Part 6 of the Act. The Commission is required to refer such breaches to Police under section 80A of the Act. As this matter is now with the Police, the Electoral Commission will not be commenting further.
Blair Anderson http://mildgreens.blogspot.com