A coalition of Australian organisations has today called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to end the Government’s silence over the Panama Papers and to commit to taking action on tax dodging by wealthy individuals and corporations.
Inequality and the power of imagining a different world
Rev. Elenie Poulos
Inequality is a growing problem in Australia. The gap between the rich and the poor is widening and it’s happening quickly. The latest report on inequality from the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), A Nation Divided, shows that the richest 10% of Australians hold 45% of all wealth (income plus property, shares, superannuation etc.) while the bottom 40% hold only 5% of the wealth. To take another perspective, a person in the richest 20% has 70 times as much wealth as someone in the poorest 20%. Between 2004 and 2012, the wealth of the richest 20% of Australians increased by 28% while the wealth of the poorest increased by only 3%.
Shining a light in dark places – Senate Committee recommendations to address corporate tax avoidance welcomed17 August 2015
The Tax Justice Network Australia (TJN-Aus) has welcomed the recommendations of the interim report of the Senate Economics Committee inquiry into corporate tax avoidance. UnitingJustice Australia is a member organisation of the Tax Justice Network.
Uniting Church leaders today condemned the Government's proposed industrial relations reforms and the limited safeguards announced yesterday which do little to protect the rights and conditions of Australia's most vulnerable workers.