The South Australian state government announced in late June 2017 that it was going to follow the Federal government and introduce a levy on the big banks. Episode 19 of Follow The Money, explains why the banks can absolutely afford the levy, why it’s a good idea economically and just how small the levy really is compared to — for example — the salaries of the CEOs of the big 4 banks.
Host: Deputy Director Ebony Bennett // @ebony_bennett
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Title Track: Jonathan McFeat // pulseandthrum.com
Australia Institute research on the bank levies:
- The South Australian bank levy
- Of levies, profits and backstops: the bank tax in context
- Bank levy to have minor impact on average Australians
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