The Auditor-General's position on publicity by the Labour parliamentary party

11 July 2007

The Auditor-General has decided that the publicity carried out by the Labour parliamentary party relating to an announcement on 1 July complies with the current rules and was appropriately paid for by the Parliamentary Service.

Five complaints were received that the publicity was electioneering.

The publicity was assessed against the Parliamentary Travel, Accommodation, Attendance, and Communications Determination 2006 and the Appropriation (Parliamentary Expenditure Validation) Act 2006, which sets parameters around operational expenditure incurred by members of Parliament and parliamentary parties.

The publicity was consistent with the rules.