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1,000 Economists write to the G20 Finance Ministers

A thousand economists from 53 countries have written to G20 Finance Ministers, who met in Washington in mid-April, to urge the adoption of a financial transaction tax. Read more »

The Global Day of Action for a Financial Transaction Tax

Check out this great new video of the February 17th day of global support for a Robin Hood Tax. Read more »
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Financing Economic Justice for the World’s Poor

With an increasing disparity between the wealthy and the poor of the world and a growing vulnerability to natural disasters, how do we achieve an economically just future? Oxfam is partnering with One Just World to present a forum on these issues – Tuesday 22 February. Read more »
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Campaigning in Sherwood Forest (well… Fremantle)

Lydia reflects on her time as an intern with Oxfam Australia, and the work she’s helped shape in promoting the Robin Hood Tax to the public, local MPs and the Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd. Read more »

G20 meeting disappointing

Campaigners, NGO’s and the governments of nations most at risk have once again been disappointed by the outcomes (or lack thereof) from this week’s round of G20 meetings. Read more »

Bankers Battle Robin Hoods in Fremantle

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt recently joined Oxfam supporters to pose in a mock battle between bankers and Robin Hoods in a visit to Federal MP Melissa Parke, to campaign for the Robin Hood Tax. Read more »

How a Robin Hood Tax would work

Our friends at the Robin Hood Tax campaign have posted an interesting talk from Professor Joseph Stiglitz on how and why the financial transaction tax would work. Read more »
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Robin Hood down – but not out – at G20 Summit

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After the G8 disgracefully dropped the ball on aid at what has been dubbed the ‘Summit of shame’, the G20 have missed their chance to score against poverty by failing to move towards a Robin Hood Tax on banks. Read more »

Does the new budget do enough to help fight poverty?

This week’s federal budget was encouraging with the Government restating its commitment to increase Australia’s overseas aid spending to 0.5% of Gross National Income (GNI) by 2015. Read more »

Be part of the world’s greatest bank job

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Imagine if a tiny tax on international banking transactions could help tackle poverty around the world. Read more »