Can you help us encourage your political representative Tony Zappia MP?

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

In Parliament Tony Zappia MP said:

...multinationals who operate from this country, who, every year, make millions and millions of dollars and yet pay very little tax, if any tax at all. It is wrong. Quite frankly, it is a fraud and it ought to be stopped.

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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