Using public funds and resources

It is never appropriate to use an agency’s public funds or publicly funded resources for political purposes. For example, using a State services agency’s vehicle to transport Ministers to a political event, or using agency funds to cater for an event the Minister is hosting for party colleagues.

While agency premises should never be used to host political activity, the Electoral Act 1993 does allow one exception to this: it allows schools to be used by political parties for election meetings. Like the public, political parties can hire premises that are public venues.

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