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PETITION: STOP GOVERNMENT AGENCIES FROM MISLABELLING TAXPAYER-FUNDED SERVICES AS ‘FREE’


Too often Government agencies mislead the public and disrespect taxpayers by claiming that many public services are ‘free’, when they are in fact taxpayer-funded.

We say that the fib by officials is both misleading, and corrosive to public trust in our institutions.

Sign the petition calling on the Government to prohibit public servants from using the word ‘free’ or similar and instead require them to clarify that the service or benefit is funded by the taxpayer.

I call on the Government to ban public servants from using the word ‘free’ to describing public services when they are in fact ‘taxpayer-funded’

Who's signing

Graham Fletcher
William Titchener
Jamie Simmons
Pat Soto
Kathleen McCabe
Francis Hape
Wendy Cohen
Petula Jefferies
Lucy Farrell
Kolby Davis
Anthony Stuart
David Corkin
Stephen Raju
Rodger Tocker
Vladimir Naydenov
Christopher Russell
Raewyn Holmes
Kevin Cudby
Joan O’Hanlon
Rachael Williams
Daniel Miller
Kerry Gallagher
Scott Dennison
Carlos Carlos
Lindon Boyce
Ian Baugh
Andrew Irwin
Jan Fluhler
Jack Fairmaid
Berend de Boer
1,028 SIGNATURES
1,500 signatures

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  • Graham Fletcher
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  • William Titchener
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  • Jamie Simmons
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  • Pat Soto
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  • Kathleen McCabe
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  • Francis Hape
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  • Wendy Cohen
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  • Petula Jefferies
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  • Lucy Farrell
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  • Kolby Davis
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  • Anthony Stuart
    signed 2024-01-17 17:14:29 +1300
  • David Corkin
    signed 2024-01-17 17:09:37 +1300
  • Stephen Raju
    signed 2024-01-17 16:58:14 +1300
  • Rodger Tocker
    signed 2024-01-17 16:56:38 +1300
  • Vladimir Naydenov
    signed 2024-01-17 16:45:54 +1300
  • Christopher Russell
    signed 2024-01-17 16:44:01 +1300
  • Raewyn Holmes
    signed 2024-01-17 16:38:32 +1300
  • Kevin Cudby
    signed 2024-01-17 16:35:23 +1300
  • Joan O’Hanlon
    signed 2024-01-17 16:24:34 +1300
  • Rachael Williams
    signed 2024-01-17 16:20:51 +1300
  • Daniel Miller
    signed 2024-01-17 16:15:40 +1300
  • Kerry Gallagher
    signed 2024-01-17 16:14:32 +1300
  • Scott Dennison
    signed 2024-01-17 16:14:06 +1300
  • Carlos Carlos
    signed 2024-01-17 16:13:25 +1300
  • Lindon Boyce
    signed 2024-01-17 16:07:38 +1300
  • Ian Baugh
    signed 2024-01-17 16:03:35 +1300
  • Andrew Irwin
    signed 2024-01-17 15:54:21 +1300
  • Jan Fluhler
    signed 2024-01-17 15:51:39 +1300
  • Jack Fairmaid
    signed 2024-01-17 15:48:04 +1300
  • Berend de Boer
    signed 2024-01-17 15:40:45 +1300

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