Snow chaos disrupts Tax Justice petition presentation
Snow chaos disrupts Tax Justice petition presentation, but won't cool off campaign
The presentation of the Tax Justice petition to Parliament will go ahead today at 12 noon, despite the polar outbreak causing a few headaches for Tax Justice organisers.
Tax Justice organisers from as far afield as Whangarei and Dunedin were to fly into Wellington today to participate in the hand-over of 40,000 signatures on the steps of Parliament.
But petition organisers say their campaign will not be put on ice. Local Tax Justice campaigners from Wellington will step up to coordinate the presentation, regardless of local weather conditions, says Tax Justice campaign coordinator Vaughan Gunson, who was unable to fly into Wellington yesterday or today.
The Tax Justice petition demands the removal of GST from food and a tax on financial speculation instead.
The petition will be
handed over to Labour MP Su'a William Sio. Greens leader
Russel Norman and Mana leader Hone Harawira will also be