The Australia Institute is one of the country’s most influential public policy think tanks. Based in Canberra, we conduct high impact research that combines rigorous fact-driven material with cutting-edge communication strategies.
Australians want advertising to be truthful and transparent. Regulating the truth is not impossible. But we face an upcoming federal election in which fake news and misleading claims about political opponents will only further erode trust in government.
Climate change is making natural disasters like fires, floods, heatwaves and drought more frequent and more extreme. The Australia Institute is proposing a National Climate Disaster Fund, funded by a levy of $1 per tonne of all coal gas and oil produced in Australia to help pay for some of the increasing costs of these climate disasters.
In No Enemies, No Friends Allan Behm asks how should Australia re-calibrate its national security settings to deal with global disruption? This book is not about why Australia has become so good at getting things so bad. Rather, it suggests we have every capability to improve.