Review of Federal MP’s state advertising spend
THE NSW Electoral Commission will review claims Federal Tweed Heads South MP Justine Elliot has breached the state electoral funding laws.
The National Party reported the Labor MP, alleging her advertisements in local newspapers during the NSW State Election campaign, including the Tweed Daily News, had breached state electoral funding laws.
In a statement issued on Thursday night, Nationals state director Ben Franklin said Mrs Elliot's advertisements had potentially breached the third party campaigners rule.
"This is because third party campaigns include a person who spends more than $2000 on electoral expenditure," Mr Franklin said.
But Ms Elliot said it was "a desperate lie by the National Party".
"The National Party are trying to silence me as I fight for our community in the campaign to stop Coal Seam Gas mining.
"I will always stand up for locals against the National Party's cruel and unfair policies."