18 December 2007 The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has authorised the first payment to political parties and candidates for votes received at the 2007 federal election.
The total of the first payment is $46,536,277.23. Payments have been made to seven parties and 15 independent candidates.
Payment is made in two stages. The first stage is 95 per cent of the amount due based on the number of votes counted as at the 20th day after election day. The second is the remainder due once vote counting is finalised.
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