Sign: Public money out of big tobacco

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The Victorian Government, via the Victorian Funds Management Cooperation, invests more than $100 million in big tobacco companies.

The Greens will introduce legislation to amend the Victorian Funds Management Corporation Act to prohibit the Victorian Government from investing in tobacco companies.

Sign and share this petition - let's not invest in death.

To the Premier and Opposition Leader,

Our government should not be profiteering from a product that is responsible for the deaths of around 4,000 Victorians each year and millions of people world-wide.

Tobacco companies are notorious for their dodgy practices, particularly in developing countries, and tobacco is a uniquely unethical product. It is the only product that when used as designed kills the majority of its consumers.

There is a world-wide trend of divestment from tobacco companies.  The commonwealth investment funds and many state, territory and superannuation funds have divested from tobacco.

It’s a disgrace that the Victorian Government fund continues to invest in this unethical business.

I ask that you legislate to prohibit the Victorian Government from investing in tobacco companies.

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  • David Ng
    signed 2014-11-22 13:19:05 +1100
  • Steve Laws
    signed 2014-11-18 22:32:31 +1100
  • Natasha Mace
    signed 2014-11-18 18:49:54 +1100
  • Sarah Capewell
    signed 2014-11-17 09:07:36 +1100
  • Carol Turner
    signed 2014-11-16 14:44:02 +1100
  • Alison Ward
    signed 2014-11-14 10:24:00 +1100
  • Ann Byrne
    signed 2014-11-14 08:59:47 +1100
  • Coralie Schell
    signed 2014-11-13 23:40:00 +1100
  • Susanne Silver
    signed 2014-11-13 10:17:45 +1100
  • ruby rowat
    signed 2014-11-13 06:02:34 +1100
    absurd
  • Margot Tucker
    signed 2014-11-12 14:31:19 +1100
  • Anna Morton
    signed 2014-11-12 14:12:59 +1100
  • Rhiana Heath
    signed 2014-11-12 12:17:23 +1100
    Why would the government give that much money to tobacco? Don’t they make enough of their own money?
  • Scott thomson
    signed 2014-11-12 12:15:09 +1100
  • Michael Beasley
    signed 2014-11-12 11:39:57 +1100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-12 10:44:33 +1100
    Sign the petition: Public money out of big tobacco - don't invest in death.
  • Marie-Anne Cooper
    signed 2014-11-12 10:43:47 +1100
  • Jennifer Smallwood
    signed 2014-11-12 10:33:32 +1100
    what a waste of money, there are no longer any tobacco farms in Victoria so the money isn’t helping our farmers, they also spend money on anti tobacco advertising & spend less money on health which is what is needed when they assist an industry that makes people unhealthy. The government needs to pick a side and stick with it!
  • Tanja Kahl
    signed 2014-11-12 10:26:37 +1100
  • David Matthews
    signed 2014-11-12 08:52:18 +1100
    FUCK THIS HYPOCRYTICAL GOVERNMENT! PROFITEERING THEN BULLSHITTING AND RAISING TAXES AND ALL THAT SMOKAPHOBIC BULLSHIT!
  • Bree McKilligan
    signed 2014-11-12 08:02:45 +1100
  • ian george
    signed 2014-11-12 05:59:40 +1100
  • Heather Boulden
    signed 2014-11-12 01:37:36 +1100
  • Hardy Jan
    signed 2014-11-12 00:58:17 +1100
  • John Chadderton
    signed 2014-11-11 22:49:20 +1100
  • Anne McAllister
    signed 2014-11-11 21:20:05 +1100
  • Peng u-Yong
    signed 2014-11-11 20:55:08 +1100
  • Grant Taylor
    signed 2014-11-11 17:43:05 +1100
  • Alison Durant
    signed 2014-11-11 15:27:03 +1100
  • jeff hills
    signed 2014-11-11 13:57:39 +1100