Why are you running the Take Charge campaign?
For the past 10 years consumers have been subjected to excessive credit card surcharges by companies such as Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tiger Airways and Cabcharge.
In response the RBA brought in reforms beginning 18 March, designed to curb excessive surcharging.
However, these reforms only go so far. In effect, the federal payment system regulator has given MasterCard and Visa permission to stop merchants from applying surcharges. Responsibility for pulling the retailers into line will lie with the credit card companies.
Without any statutory enforcement it is up to consumers to demand these large companies follow the reforms and stop their excessive surcharging.
Who is Do Gooder?
Do Gooder is an online platform for campaigning, created by a company called Digital Eskimo, and a separate party to CHOICE. We are using Do Gooder to spread the message about Take Charge as effectively as we can.
Does this mean you support all of Do Gooder’s campaigns?
No, Take Charge is a CHOICE campaign and we are using Do Gooder’s online campaigning tools.
What happens when I sign the petition?
This petition is now closed.
However, if you did you sign the petition, you lent your support to our campaign to end excessive surcharging. More than 6700 people signed the petition to show the big offenders such as Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tiger Airways and Cabcharge that there's widespread consumer demand for these practices to end.
What will happen to my personal details if I sign the petition?