ALL the candidates from the Parkes election, or their parties, have been reimbursed to the tune of $10,800 by the federal government for electoral expenses, according to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).
After an election, any candidate or party who received more than 4 per cent of the primary vote receives the initial payment from the AEC.
Returned Nationals MP Mark Coulton (50.76 per cent), Labor candidate Jack Ayoub (23.56pc), Liberal Democrats candidate Danial Jones (8.06pc) independent candidate Will Landers (7.16pc), United Australia Party candidate Petrus van der Steen (6.29pc) and independent, formerly Greens, candidate David Paull (4.17pc), or their parties, all received the payment.
Candidates can make further election-funding claims; however, they must be able to demonstrate electoral expenditure.
This further payment is calculated based on the total number of first-preference votes received.
"The AEC has now made initial election funding payments totalling $584,640 to eligible political parties and candidates for the 2019 federal election," the commission said in a statement today.