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To: New Zealand Government and all Members of Parliament.

Team of Six Million: Kiwis United Against Quarantine Fees

Team of Six Million:  Kiwis United Against Quarantine Fees

We oppose any proposal that New Zealanders living abroad should be charged a quarantine fee when returning home.

Why is this important?

1. New Zealand has a public health system and quarantine should be funded as part of that.

2. Quarantine is for the benefit of all New Zealanders, not just those under quarantine.

3. The charging of any fee ($3000 or any other amount) affects low income New Zealanders the hardest and will provide a barrier for some people returning home from overseas.

4. Charging New Zealanders a fee to return to their country is unlawful.

5. Charging Māori a fee to return to their whenua is also a breach of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

How it will be delivered

By email to the New Zealand Government.


Reasons for signing

  • The only time I support charging fees for quarantine is when the person absconds, and that should be accompanied by criminal charges for endangering the health of the community.
  • Me, my husband and 2 kids have been trying to get back to NZ since April. We have given up our home, our jobs and most of our savings - to have to pay for quarantine on top of this would break us financially. I believe we will contribute more to the economy once we move back than any quarantine charge could hope to achieve.
  • Born & raise in N.Z.That where my roots and tupuna r at.No matter when or where we still come home to pay respect to whanau & tupuna at the urupa.Family is forever as far i remember.We still got rights to the land & whanau.

Updates

2020-07-22 23:35:44 +1200

1,000 signatures reached

2020-07-22 16:53:52 +1200

500 signatures reached

2020-07-22 10:08:40 +1200

100 signatures reached

2020-07-22 09:46:35 +1200

50 signatures reached

2020-07-22 09:25:53 +1200

25 signatures reached

2020-07-22 09:13:13 +1200

10 signatures reached