Can you help us encourage your political representative Eric Hutchinson MP?

Recently Eric Hutchinson MP of Lyons has spoken on tax avoidance and we’d like to tell them the importance of Australia’s role in overcoming poverty.

In Parliament Eric Hutchinson MP said:

Some multinationals are artificially structuring to avoid paying tax in our country, by booking offshore their revenue from Australian sales and profits.

Country by country reporting is also part of this package, which will increase penalties—in fact it will double them—for those engaging in tax avoidance and profit shifting. 

You can read the whole speech here.

More than $1 trillion each year is robbed from developing countries through tax dodging, corruption and money-laundering. The IMF recent estimates found that $200 billion in potential revenue is stripped from developing nations and the world’s most needy by tax avoidance alone. We can help stem this tide and ensure that the poorest nations have the finances & tax revenues they need to fight poverty.

Whenever a politician engages with the issues we all care passionately about, it’s important to encourage, thank, or even challenge them. It doesn't mean we support that politician, or endorse everything they say. But if they don’t hear from passionate people in their electorate when they do speak up, it’s easy for them to give up, get cynical, or assume their electorate doesn’t care about tax avoidance and Australian aid.

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