It is time to reign in the blatant stealing that is happening in relation to “surcharge” fees that are added by some businesses for paying with a credit card – notably airlines, hotels, phone companies, utilities, etc.
When credit cards were first introduced in Australia, to encourage people to use them it was made very clear that there would be no charge to the user – that the credit card was no different from paying by cash or cheque, and that the business operator paid a small fee to the credit card company for the security and convenience of getting an immediate sale and payment.
Now that most people have a credit card, WE are being asked to pay for the privilege!
Not only this, but increasingly we are seeing more and more businesses applying extra charges for “late payments’, and these charges are far in excess of any actual costs incurred by the business as a result of a late payment.
Further, loan sharks and unscrupulous financial advisors are taking advantage of ill-informed consumers.
WE CALL ON GOVERNMENTS TO MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO CHARGE ANY MORE THAN THE RETAIL PRICE FOR AN ITEM, REGARDLESS OF METHOD OF PAYMENT; TO MAKE THE CHARGING OF SO CALLED “LATE FEES” ILLEGAL; AND TO HAVE MORE SAFEGUARDS FOR CONSUMERS WHEN BORROWING AND INVESTING.
Authorised by J.D. Hodges, 77 Flaxton Mill Road, Flaxton. 4560 for the Motorists Party.
We all want people to be safe, but the ridiculous restrictions on our normal lives and liberties are doing MORE harm to MORE people than the virus ever will! Surely a better solution is to protect the elderly and vulnerable …. and let the rest of us get back to work and our normal lives!
Here’s a quote from Jeanette Young, Qld’s chief medical officer about covid19: “Most cases would not be severe…. 80 per cent of them will get a very mild disease — they’ll possibly hardly even know they’ve got anything” [Source: ABC News]
We want to ‘stay positive’, but there comes a time when it’s necessary to call out tyranny and injustice for what it is. Let’s not ‘look on the bright side’ – when un-elected bureaucrats are taking away our hard-won freedoms. We cannot sit by and accept the oppressive, police state powers that have unreasonably been thrust upon us – when there is another solution.
Please – don’t just ‘think positive’ … think critically, and question what you’re being spoon-fed by ‘authorities’ and the corrupt mainstream media.
We were told back in January that 50,000 – 100,000 Australians would die, yet after six months there have been just 361 deaths. These unreasonable restrictions are not really about ‘saving lives’ – 8,500 children die every day from hunger: deaths that that could easily be saved with a fraction of the money currently being spent on this fake ‘pandemic’ if governments really cared about ‘saving lives’. No, this is about restricting our basic rights and freedoms and conditioning us to obey without question. Obey the government. Obey the doctor. Obey the bureaucrats. Obey the ‘authorities’ ….. Or else.
Will you accept even more government control, government restrictions on our freedoms, government regulations and government demands ….. or will you speak out; will you resist?
Join the Resistance.
We can care for the elderly and vulnerable without these crazy restrictions. Protect them, and let the rest of us have our lives back!
Jeffrey Hodges B.Sc. M.Sc.(Hons) B.Ed.
Founder & Secretary