Local Council Campaign
By Monica Smit
This campaign is EASY, Will only take you a few mins to edit and print and then drop it off. It’s worth a try. Imagine if 10,000 people in your council hand deliver this letter??? It could have a huge impact!
If you pay property rates or rent, your money directly contributes to the maintenance and infrastructure in your local community. You have every right to have full access to those amenities, no matter what your vaccination status is.
Even if you are vaccinated, do you agree with parts of your community being locked out of the facilities they pay for? I’m sure most agree that this is un-Australian and outright discrimination!
Your local council is funded by YOUR money. Any extra money they need comes from the Government, which is funded by YOUR money.
You have PAID FOR these facilities. If you can’t use them, you shouldn’t have to pay for them. Simple as that, don’t you think?
We have written a very polite but assertive letter for you to download and edit however you like.
- Download the letter
- Edit it
- Print it out.
- Take it personally down to your local council during office hours.
- Alternatively, you could post it but we recommend hand delivery.
- If you don’t feel comfortable with the sections that say you will withhold your rates, just take that part out and still deliver the letter. You could change the wording if you don’t feel comfortable with it. You could say something like ‘I will consider withholding my rates’ OR ‘I shouldn’t have to pay rates if i can’t use the facilities I pay for’. Feel free to edit it however you want of course.
- We are unable to predict how this campaign will go or if it will work. Also, you need to make your own decision about withholding your rates from the council. Remember, councils are corporations, they are NOT the Government and they cannot charge or arrest you. In saying that, the councils could resort to intimidating tactics, please consider all of this before partaking in this campaign. You can always change your mind down the track.