Small government has small support - National poll
A large national poll of 1,557 Australians, released today by think tank The Australia Institute, has shown 64% of people want more public spending funded by tax revenue. Just 11% want lower taxes and less public spending.
Australia – the low tax country
OECD data shows Australia raises less tax revenue than almost all developed countries
[Full report see PDF below]
The Liberals' immigration plan is working all too well
Peter Dutton's best argument for Australia to lower its annual immigration intake is one word: Sydney. Australia's largest city has been made crowded, slow, expensive and unproductive by decades of unplanned immigration.
Australia is a low tax country
Open letter calls for more tax, not less in order to address inequality and ensure ongoing prosperity as Australia Institute research shows Australia ranks 8th lowest of 35 OECD members in tax to GDP.
#WTF2050: What’s Tasmania’s future? (Scott Rankin)
By 2050, everyone everywhere will have the right to thrive. (Yep, utopia).
All communities are changing all the time.
Support for stronger emission reductions targets and coal phase out [POLL]
A large national poll of 1,557 Australians, conducted by The Australia Institute, has shown strong support for an increase in Australia’s emissions reduction target to at least 45% by 2030.
Top scientists call for NT to keep gas in the ground
Twenty of Australia’s top scientists are calling to permanently ban fracking in the Northern Territory because of its impact on climate change.
Richard Denniss talks with Channel 10's The Project about the price difference for goods bought in Australia compared with many other parts of the world, and why this is causing more and more Australians to shop online.
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!