We urgently need a parliamentary inquiry into intergenerational fairness in the tax and transfer system

This year ​Think Forward is focused on bringing issues of intergenerational fairness to the national stage by pushing for a parliamentary inquiry in 2021. This inquiry will predominantly focus on economic (particularly tax reform) and social issues that impact all generations, and look to identify areas where we need to restore balance in our collective generational bargain. 

Why an inquiry?

  • An inquiry kickstarts a conversation about intergenerational fairness with decision makers about reform across a number of inter-related issues in our economy (e.g. tax, superannuation, work and conditions and government debt and spending)

  • It can provide a platform for economists and young people to make submissions, and for decision makers to consider these issues through an 'intergenerational lens'

  • An inquiry into intergenerational fairness has been successfully set up in the UK see here

Why now?

  • The economic fall out of COVID 19 has left younger generations more vulnerable than ever

  • Responding to COVID-19 has seen Australia commit to once-in-a-generation spending. Young people will bear the costs of stimulus, and will have to find ways to grow and sustain our national economy.

How can I get involved?

  • If you represent an interested organisation or have expertise in issues of inter-generational fairness, join our coalition here.

  • If you'd like to send us your thoughts on issues, we love reading contributions to the debate and we will do our best to respond. Send us a message here

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Think Forward is a bi-partisan lobby group for young Australians who want our politicians to prioritise and take action on issues of  intergenerational fairness

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