Whilst Australian mining companies are extracting precious and finite resources from countries across Africa, it is unclear if any of the wealth is benefiting the local community and the country as a whole.
Systems and safeguards are critical measures to prevent abuse and protect the rights of women and girls. But sexual misconduct, from Hollywood to Haiti, has revealed a much deeper issue: unfair distributions of power.
You know the holidays are over when you starting seeing advertisements for ‘Back To School’ sales. Unfortunately, many of the women making clothes for brands like Kmart, Target and Big W are paid poverty wages. Find out how you can call brands to account.
Just eight billionaires are as wealthy as the poorest half of humanity, showing that the global inequality crisis is more extreme than we had feared. It is clear the current economic system is broken, serving the interests of multinational corporations and the super-rich.
Budget 2016, it had it all: “the economy”, bracket creep, innovation, nimbleness, agility, debt and deficit. Surely that’s everything, right? Well, not quite.
The fact that just 62 people own as much as half the world’s population has made headlines around the world, but it’s just one step in the fight to get the action needed from governments, big business and the mega rich to reverse the tide of extreme inequality.
Extreme inequality is one of the defining issues of our time. Today, just 62 individuals have the same wealth as the poorest half of the world. That’s just 62 mega-rich individuals compared to 3.5 billion people.
Helping to end poverty and inequality, and supporting communities to tackle climate change – they’re the biggest challenges facing the world today. But at the moment, Australia is failing do its fair share on both counts. In July our leaders have an opportunity to change this. At the Finance for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Australia […]
Next year the richest 1% of people in the world will have more wealth than the other 99% of people. Australia can be part of the solution to global inequality – but it means not turning our back on the world’s poorest people.
The two great challenges of our time — inequality and climate change — are threatening to undermine the efforts of millions of people to escape poverty and hunger. By concentrating wealth and power in the hands of a few, inequality robs the poorest people of the support they need to improve their lives.