From 15 March 2018, the authorisation requirement in Part XXA of the Electoral Act applies to a wide range of communications containing ‘electoral matter’ including all publicly communicated material.
THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT FOR STATE BASED ADVERTISING. For example state member or advocating a political position state-based matters.
This includes printed material, social media, voice calls (including robocalls) and text messaging (for example, bulk text messaging). Political communications that are broadcast by television and radio broadcasters remain covered by the relevant legislation which has been amended to align with the new requirements contained in the Electoral Act. It covers:
IT IS NO LONGER REQUIREMENT TO INCLUDE THE WORD ‘ADVERTISEMENT’ AT THE TOP OF AN ADVERTISEMENT.