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Opinion: G20 finance meeting in Cairns to target global tax system that drains money from poor countries

Tax.  It’s a dirty word for many.  But it’ll be on the lips of all the G20 finance ministers at this weekend’s meeting in Cairns (20 & 21 Sep), as they forge ahead with the next steps towards reforming a global tax system tied together around a multitude of loopholes. Tax shouldn’t be a dirty […]

Why aid should keep growing

IT’S week one of the formal election campaign, and all parties are in full swing outlining why they deserve our vote.

The amount of money Australia gives in overseas aid won’t be a defining issue of this election. Indeed, on Friday, the Federal Government yet again treated the aid budget like an ATM, announcing it would strip foreign aid to pay for its refugee deal with Papua New Guinea.

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