Addressing inequality in Australia

The Senate passed a private senator’s bill to expand the role of the Productivity Commission to include research on how inequality affects the Australian community and economy. 

Nov 19, 2018

The Productivity Commission Amendment (Addressing Inequality) Bill 2017 was introduced by Australian Labor Party Senator Anne Urquhart on behalf of her colleague Senator Jenny McAllister in 2017. Senator Urquhart told the Senate, ‘This Bill provides policy makers with additional tools to address inequality, and provides the public with the information to hold them to account if they do not.’

The House of Representatives will now consider the bill.