A claim by the Australian Greens party states that Election donation laws were broken when a company donated time to the Australian Labor Party, to send “at least seven tweets a day over a 54 day period” and that this had a consequent value of “well more than $17,700“.
The legal limit for in-kind donations is only $1,000.
By my calculations: 7 tweets per day for 54 days is 378 tweets. And $17,700 divided by 378 is $46.82 per tweet.
If these tweets were valued at $1,000, the maximum donation value allowed, then that works out at $2.64 per tweet.
If we assume the tweeter gets paid $100,000 per year for tweeting, (say $50 per hour) that works out at:
Greens calculation at $46.82 per tweet is 56 minutes per tweet
Labor calculation at $2.64 per tweet is 3 minutes per tweet
In my opinion I think I would go with Labor on this.
But I could be wrong, does it take almost an hour to do a single tweet ?
Original Story: www.abc.net.au/…/3196616.htm
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