Imagine if a tiny tax on international banking transactions could help tackle poverty around the world.
This tax on banks – not you or I – would have the power to raise billions of dollars every year. It could give a vital boost to our health care, our schools – as well as tackling poverty and climate change around the world. Even better – this tax wouldn’t cost the public a cent. Sound too good to be true?
Well it’s a very real possibility.
The Robin Hood Tax is a global proposal to put a tiny (0.05%) tax on the billions of dollars moving round the global finance system every day. While it will make little difference to the banking world – it has the potential to raise billions of dollars every year.
It’s a simple and brilliant idea which transcends party politics and which – with your support – can become a reality.
On April 23, Treasurer Wayne Swan will attend the G20 Finance Minister Meeting in Washington where the Robin Hood Tax will be discussed.
Tell Treasurer Swan you want Australia to support the Robin Hood Tax.
Without strong support by finance ministers this crucial tax may not be considered by the G20 leaders when they meet in June. It is vital we act now.
Write to Treasurer Swan now.