The Chief Minister’s department is currently running a competition to encourage new ACT residents to update their medicare details. The medicare stats are apparently used to direct commonwealth funding to the ACT. There is a total prize pool of $20,000.
The competition is only open to people changing their address from a non-ACT address. This woud involve two categories of people:
– new arrivals who have never been a tax payer in the ACT
– people who have been here a while, and have not done the right thing and updated their details.
Should ACT taxpayers (who aren’t eligible to enter) be paying for this sort of promotion?
If a promotion of this kind is to run, should it be open to everyone in the ACT?