One as bad as the other

by on 30 May, 2013

Big parties' election funding deal wobbles as MPs field protest calls

The government’s proposals for electoral funding are on the verge of collapse, with the opposition coming under internal pressure to walk away from the deal that will give the major parties $50 million over the next three years in the face of a public backlash.

Despite the plans being negotiated over almost two years in  meetings involving senior frontbench MPs on both sides, respected Liberals have broken ranks, describing the deal as ‘‘immoral’’.

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