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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

Alan White
Paul Atkinson
Leanne Hydes
Todd Perkins
Dennis Bevin
Richard Grieves
Richard Joyce
Dimitri Tretchikoff
Howard Verity
Kevin McGirr
Joan Rieschieck
MaryAnn Wright
Joe Clarkson
Brian Sorenson
Brian Sorenson
Patricia Mines
Kriss Baker
Kerry Coles
Gary Fleet
Robert Miller
Lynne Williams
Kirsty Fitzgerald
Grant Jolley
Thomas Beveridge
Rowena Fitzgerald
Dennis and lori Ogle
Leigh Manson
Ray McKinney
Kelly Bath
John Shimmins
2,559 SIGNATURES
5,000 signatures

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  • Alan White
    signed 2024-06-14 08:48:39 +1200
  • Paul Atkinson
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  • Leanne Hydes
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  • Todd Perkins
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  • Dennis Bevin
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  • Richard Grieves
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  • Richard Joyce
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  • Dimitri Tretchikoff
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  • Howard Verity
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  • Kevin McGirr
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  • Joan Rieschieck
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  • MaryAnn Wright
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  • Joe Clarkson
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  • Brian Sorenson
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  • Brian Sorenson
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  • Patricia Mines
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  • Kriss Baker
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  • Kerry Coles
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  • Gary Fleet
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  • Robert Miller
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  • Lynne Williams
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  • Kirsty Fitzgerald
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  • Grant Jolley
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  • Thomas Beveridge
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  • Rowena Fitzgerald
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  • Dennis and lori Ogle
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  • Leigh Manson
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  • Ray McKinney
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  • Kelly Bath
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  • John Shimmins
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