Increasing extreme heat will have profound impacts on people, industries and ecosystems in the Whitsundays. CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology projections estimate that the average number of days over 35 degrees each year could increase fourfold by 2030 and reach over 87 days per year by 2090 without strong climate policies. Hot nights above 25 degrees are projected to rise from an average of 18 per year up to 177 per year by 2090.
Increasing extreme heat will have profound impacts on people, industries and ecosystems in Townsville.
CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology projections estimate that the average number of days over 35 degrees each year could increase fivefold by 2030 and reach over one hundred days per year by 2090 without strong climate policies. Almost two hundred nights per year could to remain above 25 degrees by 2090, a level considered dangerous to human health.
The Australia Institute has reviewed economic modelling of climate policies released today by Brian Fisher of BAEconomics. The Institute’s review shows that BAEconomics’ modelling is based on flawed assumptions and its conclusions are not valid.
The Australia Institute surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,536 Australians about government support to assist farmers to harvest solar energy and sell it directly to clients.
Respondents were asked if they support allowing farmers who generate wind or solar power on their farms to sell it directly to other landholders.
· Overwhelming majority of Australians (76%) support farmers selling energy directly to their neighbours, including 38% who strongly supported the proposal
The Barwon-Darling/Barka River is dry. But almost 2,000 gigalitres have been consumed by the irrigation industry this year while nothing has flowed to Menindee Lakes, the site of the summer fish kills. Despite this, the river actually ‘owes’ water to industry, ‘debts’ it is unlikely to repay due to climate change and policy settings.
This report was updated on 16 March 2019, correcting titles of graphs, clarifying data on cotton production in the northern Basin and correcting date of publication.
This report was further updated on 19 March, correcting an error in the Allocating future flows section.
New analysis from The Australia Institute prepared by researcher Bill Browne shows the Coalition is in danger of missing out on a third Senator in each state, which has not happened since the Senate was expanded in 1987.
The analysis is based on new Australia Institute national polling of 1536 people which shows Labor and the Greens are unlikely to gain majority of Senators at the Federal election.
A coal project proposed near Kingaroy, Queensland, is unlikely to provide benefit in a local economy based on services and agriculture. It imposes uncertainty and costs on other industries and the community. Policy makers should rule the project out on economic grounds.
The Australia Institute surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,536 Australians about which current and recent Ministers they had heard of
At the next federal election, the retirement of Bishop and Pyne leaves only two Ministers known by most of Australians: Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton. Two of the three most recognised female MPs are retiring, leaving Michaelia Cash as the most recognised female Minister at just 33% of those polled
A new paper published by The Australia Institute explores the lessons Australia could learn from Nordic countries such as Norway in providing leadership for revenue raising options in Australia.
The paper is the first piece of research released by the newly established Nordic Policy Centre at The Australia Institute in partnership with Deakin University.
“The repeated claims by Government that Australian taxpayers are paying higher overall rates of tax in the global context is false and misleading,” said Deakin University Professor Andrew Scott, author of the report.
Increasing extreme heat will have profound impacts on people, industries and ecosystems in South East SA. CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology projections estimate that the average number of days over 35 could increase from historical averages of 21 at Murray Bridge and seven at Mount Gambier, to 56 and 22 days respectively by 2090 without strong climate action.