Booms bust: Tassie budget misses chance to invest in future
Today’s State budget has reflected our strengthening economy, built on the back of our clean and green image. The boom, fuelled by growth in tourism and the property market, has increased revenue, delivering a surplus of $54 million dollars.
For Hume the Bell Tolls
The Southern Highlands has a diverse economy, with its band of towns and its proximity to major cities giving it an economic structure similar to NSW as a whole, but with a special focus on tourism, agriculture and manufacturing.
For Hume the Bell Tolls: Impacts of the Hume Coal project on Southern Highlands businesses
A new report by The Australia Institute provides in-depth analysis of the proposed Hume Coal project, finding that it could damage the economy of the Southern Highlands region in NSW.
African white elephant: Australian taxpayers could finance South African coal
African white elephant, a report released today by Jubilee Australia and The Australia Institute examines the proposal for Australia’s export credit agency to fund a coal mine in South Africa.
Should Australian taxpayers finance a South African coal mine?
Australia’s export credit agency, Efic, is a government-owned, taxpayer-backed organisation that aims to assist Australian exporters with financial services.
Targeted: Review of limit on tax advice deductions
New analysis of tax data shows that limiting the deduction for managing tax affairs to $3,000 is likely to impact only very high income earners.
Almost two thirds of Australians oppose billion dollar loan subsidy to Adani: poll
New polling from The Australia Institute shows almost two thirds (64%) of Australians oppose a taxpayer-funded subsidised loan to the Adani coal mine project, as reports emerge the Queensland Government is considering an additional $320 million subsidy to Adani in the form of a ‘royalty holiday’.
Ever wondered what happens to Tasmania’s beautiful native forests when they are logged? The answer will shock you! As our latest infographic shows just 3% is used for sawn wood and wood-based panels. A STAGGERING 65% GETS LEFT TO ROT (OR BURN) ON THE FOREST FLOOR, while 23% gets turned into wood chips for export. Contrary to the claims of the industry, the main ‘product’ from native forestry is waste!
Part one of The Australia Institute's Executive Director Dr Richard Denniss in conversation with Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown at Politics in the Pub.
The behaviour of Australia's biggest banks isn't getting better. Instead the Australia Institute claims banks have emerged from the financial crisis with more market share and the opportunity to make too much profit.
In this Melbourne Conversations event looking at personal health, a selection of speakers discuss how we are dealing with the changing world with respect to social wellbeing, the increasing speed of daily life, environmental health and the role of pharmacology.
The speakers are: Dr Richard Denniss, Executive Director of The Australia Institute; Dr Olivia Carter NHMRC Research Fellow and Lecturer, the University of Melbourne; and, Prof Rob Moodie the Chair of Global Health, the Nossal Institute of Global Health.