What sort of tax might achieve greater equality?
A Fabians event – Terri Butler and Andrew Giles argue for redistribution.
In their essay for Fabians on tax inequality, Andrew Giles and Terri Butler argue that "Today, Australians are experiencing record levels of inequality. We are on course for a future which promises a new Gilded Age for a lucky few, at the expense of confined and insecure lives for the many. To reverse this trend to inequality we need more than a set of policies: we need a consistent argument for the changes needed to deliver growth that is inclusive and sustainable. This has to be anchored by a new approach to tax."
They argue for a legitimisation of taxation systems and tax changes oriented to improving equality.
At this event Terri Butler and Andrew Giles outline the ideas in their essay , followed by an exploration of its implications with Alison McClelland (former Productivity Commissioner) and questions from you.
Terri Butler is the Federal Member for Griffith, Queensland, in the 45th Australian Parliament; and Shadow Assistant Minister for Family Violence and Child Safety; Universities; and Equality.
Andrew Giles is the Federal Member for Scullin, Victoria, in the 45th Australian Parliament; and Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools.
Download their essay from The Australian Fabians website.