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New research shows that, while South Australians are divided on the issue of a nuclear waste dump, a clear majority believe more consultation should be undertaken before any final decision is made regarding a proposed disposal and storage facility near Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula.
New modelling from The Australia Institute has shown that bringing forward the Government’s income tax cuts will disproportionality advantage men over women, despite women being hardest hit in te
The benefit from bringing forward personal income tax cuts would mostly go to high income men. Despite recession job losses affecting women more than men, $2.19–$2.28 of the tax cut will go to men for every $1 that goes to women.
The Australia Institute today released a report commissioned from economist Saul Eslake exploring tax reform possibilities for Tasmania as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession.
There hasn’t been any wide-ranging public discussion concerning the need for reform of the Tasmanian state taxation system, or what such reform might look like, since the State Tax Review Panel process initiated by then-Treasurer Michael Aird in 2010, and which was abrupt
New research from The Australia Institute has shown more voters want to see Government spending going towards supporting those looking for work and spending on infr
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.