David Baker talks with ABC News Breakfast about the significant issue of affordability for families needing childcare and how improvements could be made to government assistance funding to childcare that would see families better able to afford childcare services.
Drilling in The Bight Still a Major Risk to South Australia
A new Environment Plan from international energy company Equinor, released today, shows that an oil spill in the Great Australian Bight could reach South Australian, Victorian and Tasmanian coastlines while also hitting Kangaroo Island.
New oil spill risk plan still shows potential disaster for King Island
A new Environment Plan from international energy company, Equinor, released today, shows that a spill in the Great Australian Bight could totally envelop King Island.
Coal, conservatives, and craziness
by Richard Denniss
[Originally published in the Financial Review, 19 Feb 2019]
Joint Submission: Draft floodplain harvesting monitoring and auditing strategy
The NSW Draft Floodplain harvesting monitoring and auditing strategy (draft strategy) is entirely inadequate for managing floodplain harvesting in New South Wales.
Murray-Darling: NSW floodplain strategy “grossly inadequate”
The NSW Government’s strategy to manage irrigators’ use of floodwaters has been slammed in a joint submission by researchers, irrigators, graziers and a Darling River community group.
Legal Advice: Energy Generation Program Unconstitutional
New legal advice, sought by The Australia Institute Climate & Energy Program, suggests the Underwriting New Generation Investment Program is unconstitutional and lacks the legislative basis to proceed.
Fair Dinkum Power Senate Submission
The Australia Institute has long argued that the decline of fossil fuels in the electricity sector presents great opportunities for consumers, in terms of affordability, reliability and sustainability.