Gini out of the bottle – inequality in Australia is getting worse

by Matt Grudnoff

Inequality is getting worse in Australia with the income share of the top 10% growing at the expense of everyone else.

On Monday 18 June, The Australia Institute, Australia21 and the former Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP, jointly hosted a roundtable discussion in Parliament House on dealing with economic inequality in Australia.

The report was released as part of the Inequality Roundtable and shows inequality is getting worse in Australia with the income share of the top 10% growing at the expense of everyone else.

Analysis of data from the Australian Tax Office, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the OECD shows the share of income going to the top-end of income earners is growing at the expense of middle and low income earners.

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