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.

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.

Gas industry emissions will cost us much more than their so-called economic benefits

by Matthew Ryan

The emissions from the gas industry are delivering a devasting cost to our future

The decision to scrap the levy on waste exports means more plastics will end up in landfill

by Nina Gbor

Most plastic Australians use already ends up in landfill and the decision to scrap the levy on waste exports will only make things worse

April 2024

Photography taken out of airplane. Hardy and Hook Reef separated by tidal channel

Government Environment Reform Backdown Set to Lock In New Fossil Fuels and Extinctions

More than 100 environment groups have signed an open letter calling for strong environmental law reforms as the Federal Government backs out of its already overdue ‘Nature Positive Plan’ to reform the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. The open letter, coordinated by the Australia Institute, will appear in the Sydney Morning Herald, The

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