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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

Vianni Caro-Watts
Jason Lemmon
william minchington
Susan Toogood
Barry Lampp
Alice Saathof
Michael Dutton
Ian Lowe
craig ramsay
Pauline Sargisson
Dyanne Dixon
Clifford Wilson
Nigel Rawlings
Councillor Ray Chung
Jeanne Clayton-Greene
Matson R Broederlow
Maurice Eddy
David Underwood
Samantha Du Buisson
Paul Thomsen
Mike Gibson
Barry Winter
Chanel Farrelly
Kristina Godfrey
Anne Atkinson
Barbara Wilson
George Purcell
Jessie Moir
Chris Schreuder
Peter Dabrowski
1,028 SIGNATURES
1,500 signatures

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  • Vianni Caro-Watts
    signed 2024-01-22 08:29:04 +1300
  • Jason Lemmon
    signed 2024-01-22 08:24:51 +1300
  • william minchington
    signed 2024-01-22 08:20:36 +1300
  • Susan Toogood
    signed 2024-01-22 08:11:10 +1300
  • Barry Lampp
    signed 2024-01-22 08:04:24 +1300
  • Alice Saathof
    signed 2024-01-22 07:50:07 +1300
  • Michael Dutton
    signed 2024-01-22 07:49:41 +1300
  • Ian Lowe
    signed 2024-01-22 07:47:22 +1300
  • craig ramsay
    signed 2024-01-22 07:41:53 +1300
  • Pauline Sargisson
    signed 2024-01-22 07:37:53 +1300
  • Dyanne Dixon
    signed 2024-01-22 07:19:49 +1300
  • Clifford Wilson
    signed 2024-01-22 06:40:10 +1300
  • Nigel Rawlings
    signed 2024-01-22 04:08:45 +1300
  • Councillor Ray Chung
    signed 2024-01-22 03:04:16 +1300
  • Jeanne Clayton-Greene
    signed 2024-01-21 23:10:20 +1300
  • Matson R Broederlow
    signed 2024-01-21 22:35:18 +1300
  • Maurice Eddy
    signed 2024-01-21 22:28:05 +1300
  • David Underwood
    signed 2024-01-21 22:07:45 +1300
  • Samantha Du Buisson
    signed 2024-01-21 22:03:49 +1300
  • Paul Thomsen
    signed 2024-01-21 22:02:49 +1300
  • Mike Gibson
    signed 2024-01-21 21:50:52 +1300
  • Barry Winter
    signed 2024-01-21 21:42:23 +1300
  • Chanel Farrelly
    signed 2024-01-21 21:40:42 +1300
  • Kristina Godfrey
    signed 2024-01-21 21:29:57 +1300
  • Anne Atkinson
    signed 2024-01-21 21:07:07 +1300
  • Barbara Wilson
    signed 2024-01-21 21:05:12 +1300
  • George Purcell
    signed 2024-01-21 20:24:34 +1300
  • Jessie Moir
    signed 2024-01-21 20:00:52 +1300
  • Chris Schreuder
    signed 2024-01-21 20:00:03 +1300
  • Peter Dabrowski
    signed 2024-01-21 19:42:45 +1300

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