You have to laugh at this:
The Electoral Commission wrote to Mr Hide yesterday, saying that under the act the jacket might be an "election advertisement" and therefore required an authorising statement.
If there is a finding of "illegal practice", Mr Hide could be fined $10,000 and Act's financial agent $40,000
This is the chilling effect that we were told the act would have. Still, it is getting into summer - Mr Hide will be warm enough most days.
Mr Hide said he did not know why the commission had taken so long to act, as the query was made in July.
Well, it was winter then, and probably they felt sorry for him!