“A milestone in global tax history”
- Algirdas Semeta, European commissioner for tax policy
In a huge win for Robin, last week, EU finance ministers decided to give the green light to a group of governments to adopt a financial transaction tax. The 11 country group is made up of Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France,… More >>
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FTT Letter to French ambassadors
I am writing with regards to the impressive leadership that France has shown on the issue of a financial transaction tax (FTT) and to stress the critical need for the French government to confirm it will go towards tackling poverty… More >>
At the G20 last week, a growing group of G20 countries including South Africa, Argentina and Brazil joined with France, Germany and Spain to back the Robin Hood Tax. The link between the Robin Hood Tax and fighting poverty and climate change became clearer than ever.
Momentum is building and leaves leaders who opposed the tax… More >>
Photo Opportunity – Federation Mall, outside Parliament House, Canberra
Wednesday 2 November 2011, 9.30am
“Julia Gillard” – a fibreglass ‘big head’ caricature of the Prime Minister – dressed as Robin Hood and armed with a bow and arrow, will take aim at a ‘poverty’ branded target outside Parliament House in support of a global push for a… More >>
The faith based community is joining the growing global movement for Financial Transaction Taxes (aka Robin Hood Tax). They can see both the value in sharing global wealth more equitably and slowing down speculative markets.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote an open letter published in the Guardian on 14 October, challenging G20 leaders to ensure that commitments… More >>
Over 1,000 Parliamentarians have signed the statement below calling for Financial Transaction Taxes. This includes 7 parliamentarians from Australia – 6 Parliamentarians from the Australian Greens (Senators Bob Brown, Richard di Natale, Penny Wright, Scott Ludlum, Lee Rhiannon and MP Adam Bandt) and Independent Senator Nick Xenaphon.
Parliamentarians’ Declaration for the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT)
WE, THE… More >>
Global “Occupy” protests have exposed frustrations against the finance and corporate sector, echoing calls by the Robin Hood Tax coalition for fundamental reforms to financial industries.
Protests began over three weeks ago in New York’s financial district, drawing attention to the greed and corruption of America’s business and political elite. Since then, the movement has gained… More >>
The Robin Hood Tax coalition put their merry weight behind the Tax Forum as an opportunity to raise financial transaction taxes as one of the taxation reform measures Australia should be pursuing. And our case for adoption was very strong considering that financial transaction taxes are progressive, administratively possible and can raise a substantial amount… More >>
Check out the RHT coalition representative’s brief at the Tax Forum: Oxfam Australia: Tax Forum Participant statement of priorities
Oxfam Australia’s Acting Executive Director, James Ensor, is currently representing the Robin Hood Tax coalition at the Tax Forum. Click here to watch the video blog. http://www.vimeo.com/29761144