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dc.contributor.authorGeddis, Andrew
dc.date.available2019-01-31T03:23:47Z
dc.date.copyright2017
dc.identifier.citationGeddis, A. (2017). Third Party Electioneering on New Zealand's Broadcast Media. Public Law Review, 28, 103-108. (Commentary).en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/8828
dc.description.abstractIn 2014, Darren Watson and Jeremy Jones released a satirical song and video that mocked and criticised New Zealand’s then Prime Minister, John Key. New Zealand’s Electoral Commission promptly warned the country’s television and radio stations that playing this song over the airwaves opened them up to prosecution and potential fines of NZ$100,000. Over two years later, the Court of Appeal not only ruled that the song and video could be played freely, but that the law regulating the use of broadcast media for partisan electoral purposes had been misunderstood for the past 27 years. This comment explains the background to the Court’s decision, describes an experiment conducted to determine the meaning of that ruling and then outlines why Parliament will have to revisit the issue after the 2017 general election.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherThomson Reutersen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofPublic Law Reviewen_NZ
dc.subjectPublic lawen_NZ
dc.subjectElectoral lawen_NZ
dc.subjectBroadcast mediaen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleThird Party Electioneering on New Zealand's Broadcast Mediaen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2019-01-30T23:28:05Z
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.relation.volume28en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage108en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage103en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
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