FIVE candidates from the New England election have been reimbursed to the tune of $10,000 by the federal government for electoral expenses.
Following an election, any candidate or party who received more than 4 per cent of the primary vote receives an initial payment of $10,080 from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).
Nationals New England MP Barnaby Joyce (54.82 per cent), independent candidate Adam Blakester (14.18 per cent) and Labor candidate Yvonne Langenberg (12.75 per cent) all received the payment.
United Australia Party candidate Cindy Duncan (4.58 per cent) and Greens candidate Tony Lonergan (4.43 per cent) also scrapped over the line, however independent Rob Taber fell shy at 3.80 per cent.
Candidates can make further election-funding claims, however they must be able to demonstrate electoral expenditure.
This further payment is calculated based on total amount of first-preference votes received.