Time to Dump the Corporate Tax Cuts - ACTU Australian Unions

Dump Malcolm's corporate tax cuts. Fund our schools and hospitals instead.


To all MPs and Senators,

Australia’s wage growth is at a record low but the Government wants to give a $65 billion dollar tax cut to big business. That’s not right.

There is no evidence whatsoever that giving multinationals tax cuts will creates jobs, but it will send more money to overseas shareholders. Many businesses already thumb their noses at paying their taxes, exploiting loopholes to offshore profits made in Australia. This is ripping off money that should be going to our schools and hospitals.

Big business has too much power, and this is just more special treatment from the Government. We the undersigned call on you to stand with the Australian people, and not the multinational corporations who demand even more.

We need a fairer and more tax system. We need to close the tricky loopholes and crack down on companies who are paying little or no tax. It’s time to stop working people being ripped off.

Please vote to dump these tax cuts and instead work to make sure the money gets to our schools and hospitals.

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  • Patricia Tasker
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    signed via 2019-01-15 09:05:29 +1100
  • Judy Fernandez
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    signed 2018-03-04 11:50:18 +1100
  • Damien Chandler
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    signed 2018-03-04 09:47:47 +1100
  • Mark Pickles
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    signed 2018-03-03 14:43:31 +1100
  • Dave Minutello
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    signed 2018-03-03 10:13:43 +1100
  • Melissa Bender
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    signed 2018-03-02 22:44:13 +1100
  • Lani Engels
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    signed 2018-03-02 07:28:01 +1100
  • Daniel Massey
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    signed 2018-03-01 23:57:17 +1100
  • Richard Lyons
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    signed 2018-02-28 14:53:49 +1100
  • Ian Mahoney
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    signed 2018-02-26 09:24:20 +1100
  • Klint Rogers
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    signed 2018-02-25 06:27:19 +1100
  • Chris Freestone
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    signed 2018-02-24 10:18:32 +1100
    To give this cut, which ultimately comes out of the pockets of ordinary workers, is unconscionable, especially in the current economic climate!
  • Sus Sverdloff
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    signed 2018-02-24 01:53:57 +1100
  • Teresa Foster
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    signed 2017-11-22 17:46:20 +1100
  • Nigel Freeman
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    signed 2017-11-20 12:27:40 +1100
  • Leigh Howlett
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    signed 2017-11-18 21:26:42 +1100
    Trickle-down effect does not work. There was a long article in The Saturday Paper (I believe it was on 7 May 2016 in an article called: Reagan “voodoo economics”at the heart of Scott Morrison’s budget; which debunked Trickle-Down. In the 1890s trickle-down economics used to be called horse and sparrow economics; feed a horse enough oats and some of It will pass through the horse; falling on the road for the sparrow. Tax cuts will mean the Government will be looking for cuts to social services. The public service has been subjected to the so-called “Efficiency Dividend” which is weasel words for annual, automatic and unjustified budget cuts applied to the public service. This has been going on for decades. Since Fraser got in power in Dec 1975 we have had governments that follow the small-government, neo-liberal economic fundamentalist mantras of Milton Friedman. The gross (in several meanings of the word) service delivery problems with Centrelink and other government departments, such as the ABS with their Census debacle, arise directly from that.
  • Lincoln Gardner
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    signed 2017-11-17 19:41:16 +1100
  • Michelle Wardley
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    signed 2017-11-17 16:49:11 +1100
  • Alyona Potapova
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    signed 2017-11-06 16:11:27 +1100
    Isn’t it easier for the government to use the taxes from the big businesses to create programs that provide jobs and support for poor?
  • Lisa Parkinson
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    signed 2017-10-17 00:45:00 +1100
    Tax cuts for corporations, justified with the demonstrably false argument of trickle-down economics and the creation of more full time jobs with better pay, blah, blah, blah – it’s so 19th century. It’s just plain wrong. Why should REAL workers have to subsidise outrageous CEO salaries and bonuses? Because that’s what we do when big business opts out of the social contract, and the Liberal Government is intent on making it easier for them to do it. Change the rules. Level the playing field. It’s everyone’s responsibility to pay their share relative to their capacity to do so, and big corporations DO have the capacity to do so. Start by making big business and high net worth individuals put as much back into the system as they put into the pockets of their trixy accountants, then start shutting down the loopholes that these same trixy accountant use. This cohort don’t NEED government handouts or concessions.

    End rant.
  • Warren Harvey
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    signed 2017-09-20 13:00:01 +1000
    I do not agree with supporting big business by way of elaborate tax cuts. Already many a business do not pay any or very little tax & granting them tax cuts is not indicative of creating jobs. Assisting our education, health & transport is more economically viable. End this rort now!


  • Liz Edwards
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    signed 2017-09-07 11:27:25 +1000
  • David Brown
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    signed 2017-08-14 21:32:58 +1000
  • mic
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    signed 2017-08-14 20:14:56 +1000
  • Peter Wilson
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    signed 2017-08-14 19:53:08 +1000
    Big business should be treated the same as the worker and should be made to pay their fare share of tax, then their would be adequate funds to have a good health and education system as well as other things.

    Unfortunately the Government is so slack in this department that they won,t do a thing so I say the sooner we have the next election the better.
  • Garry Sanders
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    signed 2017-08-11 09:37:14 +1000
  • Lee
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    signed 2017-08-10 18:19:46 +1000
  • Keith Cook
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    signed 2017-07-28 20:36:10 +1000
    Giving more money to business does not make sense. Trickle down economics has not worked. 7/11 being just one example of underlying business values. I support Sally’s views on the state of the nation.
  • Denis Hay
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    signed 2017-07-22 12:38:08 +1000
  • Frank Perna
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    signed 2017-07-14 23:14:11 +1000
    Govern for the Australian people Turnbull and not big business.

    Do what’s right, it’s simple!