A political party or candidate must get over 4% of the primary vote to receive any payment. This serves only to strengthen the status quo and reduce competition in the ballot box.
A primary vote is your number 1 on your ballot box. Your number 2 is called your 2nd preference, and doesn't pay the political party anything.
These 11 candidates were all from either the Liberals, the ALP or the Greens.
Source: AEC - First Preferences by Candidate - SA
Current Funding Rate $2.10 as for end of 2007
Source: AEC - Current Funding Rate
2004 Federal Election Funding Payments - First Preference vote = $1.94
|Liberal Party of Australia||$17,956,326.48|
|Australian Labor Party||$16,710,043.43|
|National Party of Australia||$2,966,531.27|
|Northern Territory Country Liberal Party||$158,973.97|
|Family First Party||$158,451.04|
|Pauline Hanson's One Nation||$56,215.73|
|Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)||$6,572.56|
|No Goods and Services Tax Party||$5,995.20|
|Antony (Tony) Windsor||$89,562.59|
|Robert (Bob) Katter||$63,544.49|
|Robert (Rob) Bryant||$12,120.65|
|Margaret F Menzel||$10,977.60|
|Jeanette (Jen) Sackley||$7,365.70|
|Samir (Sam) Bargshoon||$7,346.26|
Source: AEC - Election Funding Payment