The Australia Institute newsletter
This week has given us not one, but TWO, examples of why Australia needs The Australia Institute, and why your support is so important.
As a supporter of TAI, you will have heard from us many, many times – since 2009 in fact – that superannuation tax concessions are costing the federal budget billions of dollars ($35 billion this financial year) and are skewed towards high-income earners.
Former Independent MP Tony Windsor today launched The Australia Institute’s new research paper on coal seam gas (CSG) at Parliament House in Canberra. The paper aims to bust many of the myths used by the gas industry to justify the expansion of CSG in Australia.
It’s the month of love and we’re taking this opportunity to propose to you! We want to be your Valentine and not just for February. We’ve been doing some of our best work and trying to catch your eye, but the best research from the best people is expensive, so we thought it was time to just come out and say it – please be our monthly donor.
“Without doubt I think our biggest achievement this year was the judgement against Rio Tinto's Warkworth coal mine. The Australia Institute has spent years arguing that the claims made by the mining industry about the amount of jobs they create are exaggerated and hearing a judge agree with that assessment in rejecting a new mine was not just vindication of our work, but showed that good economic research really can make a difference. It’s proof that we are living up to our motto of ‘research that matters',” Dr Richard Denniss, Executive Director.
Whether it’s a last minute meeting, a phone call that can’t be ignored or your inbox needs a clean out, many of you won’t manage to make it out the door today at the time you had hoped to.
This scenario is the inspiration behind national Go Home on Time Day which will be held on Wednesday 20 November 2013. GHOTD is an initiative of The Australia Institute in partnership with beyondblue.
Q: What do Alan Jones, Ross Gittins and Mamamia have in common?
A: They all agree that The Australia Institute does research that matters!