If you are not yet convinced that there is inequality in Australia, you are exceptional. If you do not think it matters, you are also out of step. New survey data shows a strong majority of Australians think our society has become more unequal over the last 10 years and that governments should be doing a better job of fixing the problem.
The data has recently been released, along with a report from Australia21 and the Australia Institute which outlines a path to a fairer future for our country.
Reducing the influence of corporate money in politics, implementing an Australian charter of human rights and changing the way the federal cabinet considers legislation are just a few of the reforms proposed in the report, entitled A Fair Go for All Australians.
SOURCE: Paul Barratt. “How can we fix inequality? The current economic model isn’t working.” The Guardian, 27 December 2019.
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