Can you help us encourage your political representative Brett Whiteley MP?
Recently Brett Whiteley MP of Braddon has spoken on tax avoidance and we’d like to tell them the importance of Australia’s role in overcoming poverty.
In Parliament Brett Whiteley MP said:
This is a serious solution to a serious problem and will deliver foregone revenue for the Australian taxpayer. This government is taking a responsible and measured stance on multinational tax avoidance in this bill. I am proud to stand against unfair tax avoidance by large multinational companies.
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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