NO Taxpayer Subsidy for Rugby Australia
Rugby Australia has shown disregard for its players and fans by firing a star player for expressing his religious opinion.
While we support the freedom of contract and association for a private business, Rugby Australia does not behave like a private business. Instead, it receives millions in subsidy from hardworking taxpayers across Australia every year- including a chunk of the government’s whopping $385.4 million sports package this year.
This money props up Rugby Australia’s monopoly as the ‘gatekeeper’ for anyone who wants to build a career playing rugby union.
If Rugby Australia kowtows to its wealthy elite corporate sponsors’ whims whenever a player expresses a dissenting view, then we, the taxpayers who also sponsor it, should have our say.
If Rugby Australia chooses to discriminate or issue effective gag orders against players like a private entity, then it should be weaned off the public purse.
Use our form below to contact your local representative and let them know that enough is enough.
NO taxpayer subsidy for Rugby Australia.