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2014 Vasse by-election Returns

Please note that the following tables are for illustrative purposes only. All information should be confirmed by viewing the copies of the original returns available in PDF, linked in Tables 2 and 3 below.

Gifts made to the Vasse by-election campaign of a candidate, endorsed by a registered political party, may not have been disclosed by the candidate (Table 1) if they were considered to have been made to the party. Such amounts will be declared in the 2014-2015 annual return of their respective political party.

Any electoral expenditure incurred by the registered political party of an endorsed candidate will not be shown in Table 1 or 2, however, it will appear in the respective political party electoral expenditure return for the Vasse by-election, and can be seen in Table 3.

Table 1: Summary of gifts received and electoral expenditure incurred by each candidate at the 2014 Vasse by-election

Candidate name Total gifts less than $2,300 Total gifts equal to or more than $2,300 Total gifts Total electoral expenditure
BARNETT, Wayne
(Australian Christians)
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
GORDON, Peter
(THE NATIONALS)
$1,500.00 $0.00 $1,500.00 $0.00
JOHNSON, Peter
(Independent)
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,300.00
METTAM, Libby
(Liberal Party)
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
BALDOCK, Michael
(The Greens (WA))
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
VAN LIESHOUT, Teresa
(Independent)
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $200.00
Total $1,500.00 $0.00 $1,500.00 $3,500.00

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Table 2: Summary of electoral expenditure incurred by candidates at the 2014 Vasse by-election

Candidate Name BARNETT, Wayne
(Australian Christians)
GORDON, Peter
(THE NATIONALS)
JOHNSON, Peter
(Independent)
METTAM, Libby
(Liberal Party)
BALDOCK, Michael
(The Greens (WA))
VAN LIESHOUT, Teresa
(Independent)
Total
Broadcasting $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Publishing $0.00 $0.00 $3,300.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,300.00
Displaying an advertisement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Production $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Producing material $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $200.00 $200.00
Production and distribution of electoral matter $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Consultant and/or agent fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Opinion poll or other research $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total electoral expenditure $0.00 $0.00 $3,300.00 $0.00 $0.00 $200.00 $3,500.00

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Table 3: Summary of electoral expenditure incurred by each political party at the 2014 Vasse by-election

Political Party Australian Christians (WA) National Party of Australia (WA) Inc Liberal Party of Australia (WA Division) Inc The Greens (WA) Inc Total
Broadcasting $0.00 $14,250.50 $33,020.00 $0.00 $47,270.50
Publishing $5,887.00 $2,658.66 $30,162.00 $3,455.43 $42,163.09
Displaying an advertisement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Production $0.00 $1,511.75 $5,163.00 $0.00 $6,674.75
Producing material $2,405.00 $8,633.55 $19,710.00 $2,527.56 $33,276.11
Production and distribution of electoral matter $0.00 $3,362.34 $37,648.00 $0.00 $41,010.34
Consultant and/or agent fees $0.00 $0.00 $4,930.00 $350.00 $5,280.00
Opinion poll or other research $0.00 $0.00 $14,250.00 $0.00 $14,250.00
Total electoral expenditure $8,292.00 $30,416.80 $144,883.00 $6,332.99 $189,924.79

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Public Funding for the 2014 Vasse by-election

Candidates and political parties that received at least 4% of first preference votes were eligible to claim reimbursement of electoral expenditure incurred for the Vasse by-election.

The election funding reimbursement amount, calculated under s.175LC(2) of the Electoral Act 1907, is paid for each valid first preference vote received in an election, up to the amount of total electoral expenditure incurred by the candidate or political party. The reimbursement rate for the Vasse by-election was $1.83007.

For more information, see Reimbursement of Electoral Expenditure.

The following table is for illustrative purposes only. All information should be confirmed by viewing the copies of the original claims available in PDF, linked in the table.

Table 4: Electoral funding reimbursement received by political party agents or candidate agents at the 2014 Vasse by-election

Candidate/Party name Number of primary votes as % of valid votes Number of primary votes Amount claimed Entitlement Amount paid
METTAM, Libby
(Liberal Party)
44.33 8,805 $19,809.48 $16,113.77 $16,113.77
GORDON, Peter
(THE NATIONALS)
28.48 5,656 $10,350.88 $10,350.88 $10,350.88
BALDOCK, Michael
(The Greens (WA))
17.96 3,567 $6,332.99 $6,527.86 $6,332.99
Total $32,797.64

Please note that candidates who did not achieve 4% or more of first preference votes, or did not submit a claim for public funding, are not listed in Table 4 above. Amounts payable in relation to candidates endorsed by registered political parties are made to the agent of that political party.

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