August 2018

AMP – reported half year results on 8 August 2018

New analysis by The Australia Institute shows that based on AMP’s annual report, the company tax cut would be a $308.95 million gift over the first decade of the cut to just this one company. Return to Revenue Watch AMP $ million Profit 2017-18 340 Company tax 2017-18 102 Benefit from company tax cut based

Rio Tinto – reported half year results on 1 August 2018

New analysis by The Australia Institute shows that based on Rio Tinto’s half year report, the company tax cut would be a $7.67 billion gift over the first decade of the cut to just this one company. Return to Revenue Watch Rio Tinto $ million Worldwide Income 2017-18 54,844 Profit 2017-18 19,699 Company tax 2017-18

July 2018

June 2018

Cutting through the Company Tax Cuts Guff

Below you will find all research papers on company tax cuts produced by The Australia Institute to date [updated 25.06.18] The big four banks get an extra $7.4 billion dollars: Australia’s big four banks are some of the most profitable banks in the world and are the big winners here, getting an extra $7.4 billion dollars in the first 10

Tax cuts by electorate

by Matt Grudnoff

Read the full report: 2018 tax cuts by electorate. Table of electorates Rank Electorate Percentage  of average Party 1 Wentworth 192% LIB 2 North Sydney 180% LIB 3 Warringah 172% LIB 4 Sydney 167% ALP 5 Melbourne Ports 160% ALP 6 Higgins 159% LIB 7 Bradfield 158% LIB 8 Kooyong 156% LIB 9 Grayndler 154% ALP

May 2018

A Comprehensive and Realistic Strategy for More and Better Jobs

by Jim Stanford

The Australian Council of Trade Unions has released a major policy paper outlining an ambitious, multi-faceted program to address the chronic shortage of work, and the steady erosion of job quality, in Australia.  The full paper, Jobs You Can Count On, is available on the ACTU’s website.  It contains specific proposals to stimulate much stronger

June 2016

November 2015

Pension Loan Scheme Costings by PBO

New costings from the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) show the government could help retirees boost their own incomes at nearly no cost to the budget by making the Pension Loans Scheme to available to all who wish to use it to have a comfortable retirement while living in their own homes. Costings requested by Senator

February 2014

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

December 2012

All I want for Christmas …. – NL Dec 2012

This edition of The Australia Institute’s newsletter features: All I want for Christmas …. David Baker The clash between coal and conservation Paola Cassoni Beating around the bush Matt Grudnoff Income and wealth distribution in Australia David Richardson 10th Henry Parkes Oration Prof George Williams And homelessness marches on …. Alison Laird The one early

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

August 2012

Debt is not the villain – NL July 2012

This edition of The Australia Institute’s newsletter features: Debt is not the villain Dr Richard Denniss Childcare’s market model in dire need of reform Eva Cox It’s hard to escape the big four banks David Richardson Illicit drugs: Changing the current prohibitionist paradigm Prof Bob Douglas A promise delayed, is a promise denied Bridget Griffiths

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

How increasing population is making the task of government harder – Kelvin Thomson MP – 25 August 2011

The Australia Institute and Sustainable Population Australia will host a talk by Kelvin Thomson MP on the evening of Thursday 25 August 2011. Kelvin will discuss the topic ‘The witches hats theory of government: How increasing population is making the task of government harder’. Providing food, water, energy, housing, education, jobs, health, liveable cities and

July 2011

NL July 2011

This edition of the Institute’s newsletter looks at: ‘Closing the Gap 2011’; Silencing dissent in Environment Victoria; The rise of online retail; The macroeconomics of online shopping; The future of the republican movement in Australia; and Australia’s surplus fetish. It also looks at the hidden cost of maternity leave.

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

December 2010

NL 64, December 2010

This edition of the Institute’s newsletter looks at 2010 in review, the consequences of ongoing work-life imbalance, the recent mortgage rate rise, Christmas public holiday pay, poverty traps and an article by Georgia Miller from Friends of the Earth on why we should approach nanotechnology with circumspection.

Australian Financial Integrity Network

A new network of community groups has been launched calling for all stakeholder voices to be heard when it comes to reforms to banking and finance. The Australian Financial Integrity Network (AusFIN) has launched the following Charter that they say should guide the Government and the industry in implementing changes to banking and finance that

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

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