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Petition: Nationwide rates freeze for pandemic response

The Government is currently prioritising economic relief for businesses and households facing economic calamity. Most local councils, however, are planning significant rate hikes.

Rate hikes at this time of economic turmoil will increase financial stress for households and undermine the Government’s relief strategy.

Households and businesses are cutting costs and it is only fair that councils do the same — we must all cut our cloth to fit the new economic reality.

“I call on my local council and all others to defer rate hikes for at least 12 months in order to aid economic relief in the face of COVID-19.”

View the petition here.