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To: NSW State Government and Opposition

Stop the cuts to NSW Public Libraries

We call on the NSW Government to withdraw the current proposals to cut 18% of the NSW Public Libraries funding from the current State budget.
NSW already provides the least amount of funding to libraries nationally only paying 7.8% of the total budget. We seek a a response from the minister and a formal debate on the floor of state parliament and for the proposed cuts to be reversed.

Why is this important?

NSW currently pay the lowest percentage of their budget towards public libraries currently paying only 7.8%. With this cut the funding levels will be the lowest they have been since the

These cuts will cause serious damage to the ability of public libraries to provide their current services and could threaten services, and local jobs.
This does not only affect NSW state libraries but affects grant money towards local government libraries, as a result affecting every level of the community.This directly effects the most disadvantaged communities with grant funding going directly to provide community services, resources, and programs.

The leader of the opposition Luke Foley has committed an additional $50m funding to Libraries at next election

Support this petition to gain a parliamentary debate and reverse these cuts




2018-07-16 11:08:23 +1000

Thank you to all who signed the petition. Having reached 500 signatures we will move to write to the relevant ministers regarding this concern and they are required to give a formal response.

Upon writing the letter we will ensure it is forwarded to all who signed and will do the same upon receipt of a response.

This is only the first step, to force a debate 10,000 signatures are required. Please share this petition widely so we can ensure funding for our public libraries and retain a valuable community service.

2018-07-14 05:42:44 +1000

500 signatures reached

2018-07-12 13:31:51 +1000

100 signatures reached

2018-07-12 12:32:31 +1000

50 signatures reached

2018-07-12 11:51:52 +1000

25 signatures reached

2018-07-12 10:13:17 +1000

10 signatures reached