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PETITION: FUND MEDICINE, NOT MOVIES



The Government spends more than $100 million of taxpayer money every year on handing out corporate welfare subsidies to the film and gaming sectors while life-saving medicines go unfunded. This money should go to Pharmac to support lifesaving healthcare, not billionaire Hollywood bigwigs. As an idea of how this money could be better spent, the cost of funding 13 cancer treatments that are currently available in Australia but not New Zealand would be $70 million per year – $30 million less than what we spend on film and gaming subsidies.

It's time the Government prioritised funding medicine over movies.

"I call on the Government to scrap film and gaming subsidies and use the money to fund medicines through Pharmac instead."

Who's signing

Sylvia Robertson
Glenwyn Archer
Judith Letham
Michael Thoms
Denise Hannam
David Wyatt
Rachel Ching
Carl Menezes
Kenneth D Saywell
Kristi Drain
Pam Martin
Yvette Skogstad-Archer
Doug Richmond
Rachel Smalley
Julie Kim
Paul Dieben
Keith Chamberlain
Marie Wiig
Viv Henderson
Paul Cowen
Alistair Sutherland
Sonia Plantey
David Reid
Dinah Gordon
Trish Marris
anthony jameson
Claire Arnesen
Anne Aspinall
Trish Marris
Susan McHale
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  • Sylvia Robertson
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