What to make of Palmer's gambit - A message from Ben Oquist
Last week was another big week for The Australia Institute. You might have seen that we launched another major research report, Mining the Age of Entitlement, this time on the $17.6 billion worth of taxpayer support that State governments have given the mining industry.
You might have seen Ben Oquist’s name mentioned in relation to Clive Palmer's decision to support the retention of the Renewable Energy Target (RET), the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the Climate Change Authority. Ben has recently joined the TAI team, after a stint on the Board, as our new Strategy Director. He will be playing a crucial role in ensuring our research gets to where it’s most valuable. Last week, that was to help keep the Renewable Energy Target (RET).