Income and wealth inequality in Australia

by David Richardson and Richard Denniss

Inequality between those with the most and those with the least is rising in Australia. Australia is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but there are many people in our society who are falling behind. The nature and extent of inequality is the choice of policy makers. We have the capacity to either reduce inequality or to exacerbate it. Tackling inequality is a political choice, not an economic problem.

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