Political funding model set to be abandoned

Political funding model set to be abandoned

The Federal Government’s has confirmed the introduction of its controversial electoral funding bill will be delayed, after they lost support of the Opposition.

The Coalition held crisis talks last night and has reportedly withdrawn its support from a deal struck with the government.

Under the plan, political parties and independents would have pocketed the equivalent of $1 for every vote they receive at a federal election, over three years.

Attorney General Mark Dreyfus has told ABC’s Lateline program, the government will withdraw the bill if it doesn’t have bipartisan support.

Legislation was due to be introduced to Parliament today.

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