Media // Australian Capital Territory

October 2020

Key to Reforming National Electricity Market: Build On Demand Response

Australia’s electricity sector is being revolutionised by the rise of renewable energy and storage, but new analysis from the Australia Institute’s Climate & Energy Program shows the current energy market framework is holding these technologies back. In 2018 the Federal and State/Territory Governments tasked the Energy Security Board with designing a new National Electricity Market

August 2020

April 2020

Former Judges Call for Establishment of NZ-Style Multi-Partisan COVID-19 Parliamentary Oversight Committee

A prominent group of former Australian judges who have been pursuing a federal anti-corruption watchdog have today called for the establishment of a bi-partisan parliamentary oversight committee to ensure adequate scrutiny of the COVID-19 response while the Federal Parliament is not sitting. Such a body has already been established in New Zealand to help fill

September 2019

ACT: First Outside Europe to 100% Renewable Transition

The Australian Capital Territory is set to become the first major jurisdiction outside Europe to transition from a fossil fuel-based supply to 100% renewable electricity, according to a new report released to by the Australia Institute Climate & Energy Program. The new research finds that on 1 October 2019, an energy offtake agreement with Hornsdale

July 2019

Canberra shows Australia: Progressive policies nationally popular and proven to work

Most Australians want 100% renewable energy, a stamp duty to land tax swap and pill testing at music festivals in their own state, new national polling from The Australia Institute shows. A new report from The Australia Institute, authored by Bill Browne, shows that most of the Australian Capital Territory’s innovative policies have majority support

February 2019

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. Key points · Legal advice received from Fiona McLeod SC and Lindy Barrett on 15 February 2019 finds that Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor does not have constitutional authority

July 2017

High socio-economic status, low test scores – ACT schools failing students

New analysis shows that the socio-economic status of Canberra parents, not Canberra schools, explain the above average performance of ACT children in national testing. The Australia Institute released a report today that exposes the systemic failure of the ACT’s primary education system and offers recommendations on how to rejuvenate the sector. The Australia Institute report,

September 2011

Politics in the Pub Canberra – ‘Challenging Canberra: Creating a sustainable City’

by Professor Barbara Norman

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

Politics in the Pub Canberra – ‘Challenging Canberra: Creating a sustainable City’ – 14 September 2011

The Australia Institute, in partnership with the Canberra Environment Centre, will host Politics in the Pub on the evening of Wednesday 14 September. Professor Barbara Norman from Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF) will address the topic ‘Challenging Canberra: creating a sustainable city’. Professor Norman will offer a vision for a sustainable Canberra: one with

January 2011

June 2005

No 43 June 2005

Stuck in Traffic by Claire Barbato Government stymies advocacy by green NGOs by Clive Hamilton Wellbeing Manifesto launch Howard’s Children by Richard Denniss The ‘Left” and the Iraq War by Clive Hamilton Taxpayers Soaked by Andrew Macintosh Is the Bracks Government Serious about Climate Change? ZPG for ACT? by Claire Barbato Gross National Happiness by

May 2005

January 1999

December 1998

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