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Electoral Finance Act. "Phew! Thank goodness that's all sorted!! "Come on, Annette! Let's go shopping!" 21 December, 2007

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Shows Minister of Justice, Annette King, slamming a door labelled 'Electoral Finance Act' shut on skeletons and snakes of all kinds, many of which continue to squirm through the crack in the door. She breathes a sigh of relief that it's all sorted. In the background Prime Minister, Helen Clark, stands holding her handbag and encouraging Annette King to come shopping. Refers to the passing of the Electoral Finance Act which is an attempt by the government to control on the financing of election campaigns to protect the integrity of the ballot from the inequality of the wallet. This Act caused much controversy because it was misunderstood by many and perceived as limiting freedom of speech.

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1 image, categorised under Caricatures and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Rt Hon Helen Elizabeth Clark, New Zealand. Electoral Finance Act 2007, Hon Annette Faye King, Elections - Costs, Snakes, Campaign funds - Law and legislation, Political campaigns, Christmas trees, Election law and Shopping.

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Hodgson, Trace, 1958-:[Digital cartoons published in the Listener from 21 December, 2007 onwards.], Reference Number DC-Group-0037 (66 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg image: 300 dpi; Grey scale; (8 bit); Pixel dimensions 2598 x 1835. Horizontal imageSingle art work

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