New analysis from the Australia Institute shows that superannuation tax concessions are almost as large as the cost of the aged pension and growing at twice the rate.
The Australia Institute and National Integrity Committee has welcomed Independent MP Helen Haines’ Beechworth Principles as a positive step towards the legislation of a proper Federal Anti-Corruption watchdog with teeth.
New analysis from the Australia Institute reveals that while the Federal Government is considering taxpayer support for a new coal power station to be built in Queensland, there are currently no coal power plants under construction anywhere else in Australia or North America, and only one plant b
New research from The Australia Institute has revealed that Victoria’s ageing fleet of coal fired power stations are breaking down more often than power stations anywhere else in the National Energy Mark
Victorian brown coal-fired power plants are some of the worst performing stations in the National Electricity Market. With hot and dry conditions forecast for the rest of this summer, Victoria is at risk of further breakdowns of aging coal generators, insufficient supply and blackouts.
The Australia Institute’s Centre for Responsible Technology has called for an extension in the way computer games are classified, to capture design architecture that exposes children to addictive, gambling-based content in many common games.
New research from The Australia Institute shows that the New South Wales Government’s attempts to force planners to ignore the carbon emissions of the state’s coal exports contradicts NSW climate policy,
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 a Politics in the Pub talk by Professor Barbara Norman. Prof Norman offers her vision for a sustainable Canberra: one with better public transport, access to renewable energy, better designed suburbs and community hubs. Barbara is the Head of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Canberra. She is also co-director of Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF) and an adjunct professor with the Australian National University. Barbara has extensive experience in the public sector and is a former national president of the Planning Institute of Australia.
Part One of The Australia Institute's Executive Director Dr Richard Denniss' talk to Politics in the Pub in Canberra discussing the impact of the mining industry's boom on the rest of the economy. He poses the question 'Does Australia ride on the miner's back?'
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.