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To: The Morrison government

The Morrison government must save 16,000 local jobs and take a stake in Virgin

We are calling on the Morrison government to save jobs, make Virgin Australian owned and keep two national airlines flying in the interest of all Australians.

Why is this important?

Virgin Airlines have gone into voluntary administration which means time is running out to save the 16,000 local jobs, spread across Australia, including in regional airports.

The Morrison government is at a crossroad where it can choose to invest tax payer money in buying a stake in an Airline that will allow Australia to avoid becoming a country with one all powerful corporate airline in control of the skies or watch as 16,000 jobs are destroyed, tax payers are lumped with an $800 million bill for unpaid entitlements and our domestic tourism industry collapses as ticket prices exploded and services are cut.

The foreign shareholders of Virgin Australia are all airlines. Despite the name Richard Branson’s company owns less than 10%. Around the world airlines have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and many other countries have already stepped in to save national airlines.


Reasons for signing

  • Save jobs, use government funds well (otherwise the funds are going to go to jobseeker), prevent monopoly airline . BUT buy into the company, don't simply bail it out.
  • Nationalise Virgin and make it work for the people. Also, change its name ...
  • Because it is the right thing to do.

Updates

2020-04-23 12:42:09 +1000

10,000 signatures reached

2020-04-22 10:29:14 +1000

5,000 signatures reached

2020-04-21 17:42:41 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2020-04-21 17:22:53 +1000

500 signatures reached

2020-04-21 17:12:55 +1000

100 signatures reached

2020-04-21 17:11:37 +1000

50 signatures reached

2020-04-21 17:10:36 +1000

25 signatures reached

2020-04-21 17:08:14 +1000

10 signatures reached