November 2020

SA EV Tax Backlash Grows – Parliamentary Opposition Continues to Mount

The Australia Institute has welcomed the decision from the South Australian Labor and Greens parties to oppose the Marshall Government’s proposed Electric Vehicle Tax. “The Australia Institute welcomes the decision of the South Australian Labor Party and the South Australian Greens to oppose the electric vehicle tax,” said Noah Schultz-Byard, SA Director at The Australia

September 2018

February 2018

Renewables as Climate Strategy: Generating Power From Energy

by Dan Cass

Clean energy technology is becoming competitive with fossil fuels, globally. This provides the basis for a new strategic approach to solving the political aspect of the climate threat.This is a speech given at ‘Imagining a Different Future Conference’, Hobart, on 8 February 2018, hosted by the University of Tasmania, the University of Utrecht Ethics Institute,

November 2017

Open Letter – 26% for the electricity sector does not make economic sense

An open letter, published as a full-page advertisement in today’s Australian Financial Review, calls for a higher emission reduction target for the electricity sector – well above the 26% proposed by the government’s National Energy Guarantee (NEG). — See full letter in pdf below — Signatories to the letter comprise high-profile business leaders, CEOs, academics,

February 2017

Bob Inglis speech to National Press Club

by Bob Inglis

‘How conservatives can lead on climate action in the age of Trump’ Republican Congressman, Bob Inglis, National Press Club address: We’re in the midst of 2 weeks of travel in your magical land. We’ve been in Sydney where we enjoyed the beauty and the fun of the beach at Manly, the Circular Quay precinct, productive

August 2014

Mining Economics Workshop – Gas Fact Sheet

Gas fields covering NSW farmland and forests are approved largely on the basis of the claims they make about jobs and economic benefits. The gas industry employs some people and generates economic activity, but often not to extent claimed by industry advocates. This fact sheet will assist with arguing against the industry’s shonky economics.

Mining Economics Workshop – Coal Fact Sheet

by Mark Ogge

Coal mines on NSW farmland and forests are approved largely on the basis of the claims they make about jobs and economic benefits. Coal mines certainly employ some peopleand generate economic activity, but often not to extent claimed by industry advocates. This fact sheet will assist with arguing against the industry’s shonky economics.

May 2013

March 2013

Presentation- Impact of the mining boom on Australia’s non-mining industries

This presentation provides a summary of key findings from research by The Australia Institute into the economic impacts of the mining boom. It gives an overview of the Australian mining sector, including levels of employment, foreign ownership and subsidies, and looks at the consequences of the boom for non-mining industries like agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and

February 2013

The economic impacts of Australia’s mining expansion: Quick links to TAI research

The Australia Institute (TAI) has been researching the economic impacts of mining activity in Australia. This document provides a brief summary of key facts and links to TAI research papers, policy briefs and submissions currently available online. Key facts Mining ‘crowds out’ other industries: The expansion of mining causes a contraction in non-mining industries, particularly

September 2012

Productivity – lazy workers or lazy analysis? – NL Sept 2012

This edition of The Australia Institute’s newsletter features: Productivity – lazy workers or lazy analysis? David Richardson Gina’s call a bit rich Dr Richard Denniss Exposing the great sunscreen cover-up Dr Gregory Crocetti Measuring fugitive emissions Matt Grudnoff Could you live on $245 per week? Ben Irvine Infographics The economy and social justice Senator Doug

March 2012

Tarkine wilderness another victim of the mining boom – NL March 2012

In our latest TAI newsletter Andrew Macintosh and Deb Wilkinson from the ANU’s Australian Centre for Environmental Law explain the likely threat of the mining boom on the Tarkine. For eight years conservationists have fought to have the Tarkine rainforest in Tasmania included on the National Heritage List. Yet despite its eligibility it is under

December 2011

August 2011

July 2011

Politics in the Pub – ‘Does Australia ride on the miner’s back?’ – 20 July 2011

The Australia Institute will host Politics in the Pub on Wednesday 20 July. The Institute’s Executive Director Dr Richard Denniss will discuss the topic ‘Does Australia ride on the miner’s back?’ The mining industry increasingly describes itself as the backbone of the Australian economy. But to what extent does the Australian economy rely on the

March 2011

NL 65, March 2011

This edition of the Institute’s newsletter looks at the foundations of Australian attitudes to boat people, patenting human genes, the politics behind the carbon tax, what “Made in Australia” really means and the consequences of high ATM fees. It also examines gambling revenue and the consequences that gambling reform will have on state and territory

February 2011

Politics in the Pub

The Australia Institute will host Politics in the Pub on Wednesday, 2 March. Richard Denniss from The Australia Institute and Andrew Macintosh from the ANU Centre for Climate Law and Policy will discuss the topic ‘Climate change policies in Australia: complementary or contradictory? The Gillard Government recently axed or wound back a number of green

December 2010

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April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

Measuring what matters; My School; Bio-fuel and Monckton; Politics in the Pub

Between the lines is the Institute’s selective analysis of the policies and politics affecting the wellbeing of Australians. This edition looks at measuring what matters; My School – an average website; feeding cars, not people; the tale of the kookaburra and the mouse; and, Politics in the Pub.

December 2009

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