More than 100 of Australia’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters from the mining industry want Labor to cap the price of scarce carbon credits to stop speculators making offsets so costly that resources firms are forced to prematurely close mines. The Minerals Council of Australia issued the “must have” demand on Friday to cap carbon at
The federal Liberals have rejected an invitation to attend a national jobs summit next month, labelling it a stunt.
Report proposes big changes to Australian economy including giving workers more clout to bargain for better pay
The Australian Council of Trade Unions has accused the Reserve Bank of deliberately laying the groundwork for a recession due to its “whatever it takes” attitude to bringing inflation back to target.
The ACTU has proposed a radical overhaul of the nation’s economic structures, pushing for a tax on businesses that profit from high inflation and price controls on some goods and services, while tasking the Reserve Bank with driving down unemployment.
Australia is a nation in managed decline. It is running down its stock of assets, its advantages natural, historical and human-made. The reef is bleaching, the koala is endangered. Australia’s ranking in school standards is sliding, the hospital system is groaning. Productivity is stagnant, federal debt towering. Living standards are going nowhere. Of all the
Reforming the Public Interest Disclosure Act “is a significant matter because it is linked to the national anti-corruption commission that we hope to legislate this year,” the federal Attorney General Mark Dreyfus has told the Law Report. In a wide-ranging interview, Mr Dreyfus outlines his legislative priorities, including reforming the Privacy Act, media freedoms, and
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says he will spend most of his time at The Lodge, but has stopped short of making a commitment to call Canberra home. The future residence of the newly-elected prime minister has fuelled speculation as Canberra’s famous building sits empty once again. “I’ll spend most of my time, I am sure, in The Lodge in
A pandemic-era $1.6 billion injection in much-needed funding into the nation’s training system has dramatically increased headcount of people in vocational courses, a new report says, but left Australia’s pipeline of skills in disarray. Three in five new apprenticeships have gone to male-dominated trades while numbers training in feminised sectors, such as aged and disability
Luke Grants speaks with Mark Ogge, Principal Adviser at The Australia Institute’s Climate & Energy Program, regarding their new research that shows virtually no tax or royalty is paid on two thirds of the gas exported from Western Australia. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) worth $27 billion was exported from WA last year, while only $430m
The iron ore giant’s backing of renewable energy is anything but a purely altruistic, not-for-profit exercise
Australia Institute report finds state received only $430m of its revenue from industry that generated $27bn in exports last year
A “gas-fired robbery” is underway in an offshore heist that is cheating Australians out of a much-needed tax windfall, a report says. “What if you gave your house to a real estate agent and trusted them to sell it and they gave it away to a mate for free – it’s that outrageous,” Australia Institute
Carbon capture and storage technology is being touted as a major part of Australia’s net zero carbon emissions by 2050 goal. In a little more than a year, the federal government has committed more than half a billion to various carbon capture projects, but CCS, as it’s known, remains controversial. This report from Andy Park