Can you help us thank your local representative Terri Butler MP?
Recently Terri Butler MP mentioned Micah Australia in Parliament, speaking of the importance of tackling tax avoidance and we’d like to say thanks.
In Parliament Terri Butler said:
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that every $100 million recovered from tax dodging and corruption could fund full immunisation for four million children, provide water connections for some 250,000 households or fund treatment for over 600,000 people for HIV-AIDS for a full year. In its Shine the Light campaign, Micah Challenge points out that most of the money flowing out of developing countries is not taken by corrupt politicians and dictators but by large multinationals who exploit loopholes in the global tax system to shift their profits away from the countries they operate within in in order to avoid paying tax.
You can read the whole speech here.
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