In a special “Pocket Money” episode of Follow the Money, released on the eve of the Budget, we discuss the 14 reasons why the case for the company tax cuts collapsed. See below for all the ways you can find our Budget analysis. Our original episode discussing the company tax cuts can be found here.
Ebony Bennett – Deputy Director, The Australia Institute Ben Oquist – Executive Director, The Australia Institute David Richardson – Senior Research Fellow, The Australia Institute Mark Dreyfus – Shadow Attorney General, QC MP
Rosalie Martin is a criminologist, speech therapist, Tasmanian of the Year 2017 & Founder of Chatter Matters. Rosie has been running literacy and parental attachment programs in Risdon prison and has been getting extraordinary results. Her WTF2050 goal is one that will initially shock – and then inspire.
Kirsha Kaechele is perhaps better known as the partner of David Walsh, founder of MONA. That is, however, the least interesting thing about her. Kirsha is an American contemporary art curator, artist, and founder of KKProjects and the Life is Art Foundation. Her WTF2050 goal would place Tassie at the center of the Internet Economy.
Robin Banks was Tasmania’s anti-discrimination commissioner for six years. In this episode Robin muses on her own career path and shares great examples of conflict resolution: how we can get conflict out of the room and solve problems while rejecting the often adversarial landscape.
Posie Graeme-Evans first came to Tasmania after World War 2, at the age of 14. One of Australia’s most acclaimed TV producers (McLeod’s Daughters & Hi5), Posie is also a best selling historical novelist. As a master storyteller, her WTF2050 goal is, in part, inspired by her belief in the power of narrative.
Raised on a Chinese Junk in Sydney Harbour, Scott Rankin came to Tasmania as a idealistic 22 year old & went on to found Big hART , one of the world’s most acclaimed Community Arts Companies. Big hART runs projects all over the world and Scott likes to think about Tasmania as an arts laboratory.
Dark Mofo’s Winter Feast attracted 100K people last year. Curator Jo Cook and friend Jess Robbins, from the Global Island Partnership, have a WTF2050 goal that is a perfect fit for an island that is fast becoming the center of the Southern Hemisphere’s foodie trail.
#WTF2050 Hosts Leanne Minshull & Anna Bateman drop in on independent economist and proud Tasmanian, Saul Eslake. In this, our first episode, Saul gives us a tour of his home, originally built by convicts in 1820. While sharing his WTF2050 goal Saul provides some fascinating insights into Tasmania’s economic & social history, and finds time
Get a taste of what’s coming up on the WTF2050? podcast this year.
Ben Oquist – Executive Director, The Australia Institute Amy Remeikis – The Guardian Marija Zivic – SBS World News Genevieve Jacobs – broadcaster and writer Rob Harris – Herald Sun
“Burning something to boil water to create steam is a really old-fashioned technology…” The Australia Institute has spent the hot summer days monitoring when gas and coal power plants trip, taking sometimes hundreds of megawatts of power from the grid at unpredictable times. In contrast, solar power is taking pressure of the grid by delaying
“Affluenza is that strange desire we feel to spend money we don’t have to buy things we don’t need to impress people we don’t know . . .” A truly modern affliction, affluenza is endemic in Western societies, encouraged by those who profit from a culture of exploitation and waste. So how do we cure
Ben Oquist – Executive Director, The Australia Institute Richard Denniss – Senior Economist, The Australia Institute; author of ‘Curing Affluenza’
North Korean missile tests, resolving the South China Sea issues, ethnic cleansing in Myanmar – there is a lot happening in the defence and security policy space right, but are we engaged enough to tackle these problems in a smart way? Dr Andrew Carr of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the ANU has
Next year marks the 10th anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis. In 2008 the banks in Australia wobbled, the economy stalled, unemployment rose and the Government acted. The GFC demonstrated a failure of trickle-down economics. Ten years later, with rising populism, it is clearer now more than ever that we need a replacement to the neo-liberal economic