Labor doubles the value per vote for political parties from $3 to $6

Letter to the Editor

There is a full page advertisement in some newspapers from the Liberal Party asking for candidates to contest the state seats of Cook and Hill.(west of Cairns)

It never ceases to amaze me when we keep getting Labor candidates re-elected in Cook.  At least five conservative political parties I have discovered are going to put their hands up to run against Cynthia Lui the indigenous Labor member on October 31.

Not all of them can be serious about winning the seat. There is a large welfare vote in the northern part of Cook which favours the sitting member.

But conservative voters outnumber the Labor voters. If the LNP, KAP, One Nation, Palmer and NQ First all nominate candidates they split the vote five ways and Labor gets returned.

I have my suspicions that most of these parties know they can’t win and are just chasing the money. Why not when the Labor Government recently doubled the value of your vote to candidates and parties which get over 4 per cent of the tally?

Payments to candidates standing for election will increase from $1.57 per vote received to $3.

Payments to political parties will also increase, from $3.14 to $6 per vote received.

The eligibility threshold for the payments has also changed — parties and candidates will only require 4 per cent of the primary vote, rather than 6 per cent, to receive the money.

It would be a good question to ask. Where does the money come from?

It is up to voters to determine which candidate is serious about winning and working for the local community instead of chasing the money. My test is who is a local and will live in the seat, how many MP’s do they have in the nearby region and their past performance and who champions regional communities, farmers and small businesses of the Far North?

It is not hard to find an answer.


K Court


Editor: Cairnsnews editorial board has agreed to publish letters from North Queensland readers relating to the upcoming state election. Particularly like this one which the writer said Newscorp and other press would not publish. Send in your unpublished letter and we will print it if it has merit. We will publish the identity of the newspapers that refuse to publish well written letters with topical subjects.

About Editor, cairnsnews

One of the few patriots left who understands the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will, otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head soon.

Posted on May 28, 2020, in ALP, Annastacia Palaszczuk and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Mr Court is laboring (excuse the pun) under the misapprehension that any political party has the authority to seek our vote. The fact is, if you read our Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1901Sections 7 and 24 (read it here: it states very clearly that ONLY We, the People of the Commonwealth may select our representatives. It does not say anything about political parties. Nor does it mention a political party Prime Minister leading the country. Therefore, ALL political parties and their members are sitting in OUR Parliament unlawfully, without the authority of We, the People of the Commonwealth of Australia.

    The ONLY OFFICIAL mentioned in our Constitution is the Governor General, who must be appointed as the representative of HM Queen Elizabeth the Second of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. That has not happened ever since Whitlam took the Queen out of our Constitution by amending the Royal Styles and Titles Act. It’s all documented here:

    In other words, we are being led by a bunch of corporate TRAITORS representation a corporation registered in the USA. If you don’t believe me, ask yourself why all government documents today have an ABN. A real government of the People does not operate as a business.

    Mr Court, please take the time to read the information on the websites linked to above, and listen to/watch these podcasts, as you have been unfortunately misled…as have we all…by the political parties.
    Please make sure you are sitting down, because you are about to be shocked to the core.


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