UPDATE (30 Nov 2017):
Huge news: thanks to the SumOfUs community, the South Australian Government just withdrew its sinister Bill that would put big tech companies like Uber and Amazon above the law!
This is a big win! The Government had hoped to ram this Bill through before the end of the week but members like you didn't let it. In the space of just 24 hours it's now been forced to listen to concerns raised by SumOfUs members and take it back to the drawing board.
On Thursday, South Australian MP Tammy Franks rose in Parliament to table the signatures of more than 10,000 SumOfUs members like you who have come together over the last 24hrs to fight this Bill.
Then it got dramatic: at the very same moment, the Government rushed to announce that it would be taking the Bill off the floor.
The fight isn't over yet. It looks like the Government will bring the Bill back, in some form or another, early next year.
And when they do, we need to be ready. And we can be, with your support today.
Can you add your name now so when this people over profit Bill returns we're ready to take it down?
This is urgent: we’ve just heard that the South Australian Government is trying to rush through a Bill which would give tech companies like Uber, Tesla and Amazon the ability to bypass any state law they choose.
This unprecedented Bill would give powerful tech companies the ability to override anti-discrimination laws, worker's compensation, environmental protections and occupational health and safety standards, all with just a pen-stroke from the Minister.
Right now only a few lone voices are standing up to this grossly undemocratic Bill and the Government is hoping it can ram it through this week before Parliament dissolves for the summer.
The Law Society of South Australia has condemned the Bill stating that the powers it grants are far too broad, lacking in any appropriate safeguards and could have far-reaching unintended consequences.
What's more, if South Australia succeeds in passing this Bill then it could trigger an arms race as corporations pressure other states to match -- or beat -- South Australia's huge free kick to tech companies.
So far the Government has only gotten away with so little scrutiny on its plans by burying it in a flurry of end-of-year legislation. They're hoping no-one will notice.
That's why we need to take a stand and make it a big one.
Sadly, we know all too well what happens when corporations get too much power.
That's why thousands of SumOfUs members like you stand up to powerful companies like Nestlé, Uber, and Adani every day. And when we take action together, we win.
Please add your voice now and stop this dangerous Bill before it becomes law.