Springvale mine extension project : Submission
The Australia Institute made a submission to the September 2015 Planning Assessment Commission hearing on the Springvale coal mine extension proposal. Key points:
Treasurer brings welcome reality check on Adani coal mine
The Queensland Treasurer, Curtis Pitt, has brought a welcome reality check to discussion about the Adani coal mine, pointing out the danger of overstating the importance of the mine to the state’s economy.
Gas industry economic study just propaganda – with extra graphs!
Switching off gas - An examination of declining gas demand in Eastern Australia
Research commissioned by The Australia Institute, conducted by the University of Melbourne Energy Institute.
Funny money: Submission to Senate Standing Committee on Economics inquiry into foreign bribery
Australia has a poor record on enforcing foreign bribery and corruption laws, despite major scandals such those around the AWB in Iraq, Securency in Asia and BHP in China.
Passing gas: Economic myths around the Northern Territory's North East Gas Interconnector pipeline
The North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI) is a proposed gas pipeline between the Northern Territory and the eastern states.
Key administration statistics – 3rd Party Appeals and the EPBC Act
Details from a forthcoming Australia Institute Report
A message from the Chair of the Board
The Australia Institute has some exciting news to announce. After 8 years at the helm Richard Denniss has decided to step down from the role of Executive Director of the Australia Institute. On behalf of the Board I would like to express my appreciation to Richard and his family for the effort he has put in, and for the results that he has achieved.
Since the beginning of the mining boom Australia’s rural sector has lost $61.5 billion in export income. This includes $18.9 billion in 2011-12 alone.