It is time to abolish the expensive Fuel Tax Credit that incentivises fossil fuel use.

by Adam Gottschalk

The OECD has recently called for the end of Australia Fuel Tax Credits Scheme, which is growing in cost every year.

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Australian public universities are now spending millions on consultants

by Alexia Adhikari

Figures from Queensland and Victoria reveal that public universities spend over $200m on consultants, while students HECS/HELP debt soar.

May 2024

Independent senator David Pocock, Australia Institute Executive Director Richard Denniss, Australia Institute Climate and Energy Advisor Mark Ogge and Independent Member for Kooyong Monique Ryan at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, May 30, 2024. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Great Gas Giveaway Press Conference | David Pocock, Monique Ryan, Richard Denniss

Australia Institute research has found that 56% of gas exported from Australia attracts zero royalty payments, effectively giving a public resource to multinational gas corporations for free. Around 80% of Australia’s gas is exported as liquefied natural gas (LNG). Most of this gas is extracted from gas fields in Commonwealth waters, but the Australian Government

Teachers pay more tax than the oil and gas industry

by Matt Grudnoff

Oil and gas companies claim they pay the wages of teachers and other public sector services, but teachers actually pay twice the tax.

Poverty is a policy choice

featuring Greg Jericho

According to the Productivity Commission, wealth inequality declined during the COVID years due to boosted government support payments. And when those payments finished, predictably inequality went back up. The overwhelming majority of gains from economic growth since the GFC have gone to the wealthiest people. On this episode, Greg Jericho discusses inequality, poverty, and government

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