You can help put extreme inequality on the G20 agenda
The problem with inequality
Extreme economic inequality is a global issue. Across the world, the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest. In Australia, the richest 1% are as rich as the poorest 60% of Australians.
“By concentrating wealth and power in the hands of the few, inequality robs the poorest people of the support they need to improve their lives, and means that their voices go unheard. If the global community fails to curb widening inequality, we can expect more economic and social problems, undermining efforts to eradicate poverty.” – Oxfam
What can we do?
The good news is that rising inequality is not inevitable – the trend can be reversed. As Australia is hosting the G20 this year, this means that Prime Minister Tony Abbott can set the agenda for the leaders of the world’s most powerful economies.
“With extreme wealth comes the power to influence the rules. That means that we end up with government policies that favour the super rich, regardless of what would work best for the rest of us. These policies increase poverty and create economic instability” – Oxfam
We can do our part by signing the petition to put extreme and growing inequality on the G20 agenda. In this way, we can demand that the G20 tackle inequality by:
- Putting inequality high on the G20 agenda for the Leaders Summit in Brisbane
- Cracking down on tax dodging by multinational companies so developing countries don’t lose vital revenues
- Promoting worldwide tax transparency to ensure multinational companies pay their fair share of taxes in every country in which they operate
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Sign the petition!
“Extreme income inequality makes social problems worse, allows poverty to persist and compounds other inequalities between social groups such as between men and women.” – Oxfam
Sign the petition now and help get inequality on the G20 agenda: