Polling Brief - Asylum Seeker Policy
The Australia Institute commissioned polling on a number of issues relating to refugee issues. In brief:
Why the IPA and Libs like Brexit
Britain will now decide which Germans can invest in, or travel to, the UK and the circumstances in which they can do so.
Taking an educated guess
A reveiw of OECD data of the relationship between living standards and cuts in company tax rates compared with the provision of better education services.
Queensland Unemployment by Electorate
While the national unemployment rate might be 5.7% this average unemployment hides important variations. The Australia Institute has assessed unemployment by regional variation by federal electorate using Department of Employment data.
The State of Australian Democracy
New research shows a rising number of the Australian adult population are not enrolled, not casting a vote or voting informally.
Great Barrier Bleached
Research released today by The Australia Institute estimates the tourism industry impacts if severe coral bleaching continues on the Great Barrier Reef.
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Wambo Coal Mine, Hunter Valley - Submission
The Wambo Mine - Modification 12 - Southern Longwall Modifications is a proposal to extend an existing coal mine in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales (NSW). The mine is owned by coal producer Peabody Energy.
There have been a lot of big claims made about cutting company tax cuts.
The Australia Institute has looked at the evidence and our research suggests that the 'jobs and growth' claim doesn't stack up. What is clear is that cutting the company tax rate will put a very big, permanent and growing hole in the nation's budget bottom line. This policy will cost Australia billions, that is certain, and where that money will end up - or who wins? We summarised our research in this short TV commercial:
Between 29 February and 8 March 2016 The Australia Institute conducted a national opinion poll of 1412 people, through Research Now, with nationally representative samples by gender, age and state or territory.
The poll asked “Which, if any, of the following government ministers have you heard of?” Names of politicians names were presented, in randomised order, and respondents could select as many as they had heard of, or select “none”.
Results are presented in the pdf below, sorted by response rate.
New polling released by The Australia Institute shows that a majority of Australian voters (63.4%) want Tony Abbott to retire, including half (50.9%) of Coalition voters.
"Across all demographics, gender and voting intentions the electorate think the former prime minister should retire," said Executive Director of The Australia Institute, Ben Oquist.
"While that is obviously a matter for him, it looks like the public has moved on from Abbott-era policies and is looking for something new."