Andrew Geddis

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25 Sep 2016

Political parties and elections cost money to run.

Who should pay and how should we manage the risks that come along with political donations?

Rear Vision compares the Australian, Canadian and New Zealand systems.


1 Mar 2016

Australians are referendum reluctant. Only eight out of forty-four constitutional referendums have succeeded.

In Switzerland the population votes four times year, on about ten different direct democracy initiatives.

New Zealand referenda are not as regular but this week our kiwi cousins are voting...

Journal article

4 Dec 2014

This issue of Policy Quarterly features two symposia, the first dealing with New Zealand’s regulatory system and the second that discussed the NZ Constitutional Advisory Panel report’s recommendations including amending the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990.

The system for assuring high quality...


7 Mar 2007

This paper reviews New Zealand's system of election funding in the light of the 2005 election. A series of serious breaches of the rules by several parties have been documented, but with little prospect of punishment. Enforcement of the rules is weak, with breaches treated...


31 Mar 2006

Andrew Geddis examines how Canada and New Zealand have gone about trying to ensure a level playing field for electoral competition through the regulation of campaign finance. In Canada there has been a ban on corporate donations to political parties since 2003 and individuals may...

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