June 2024

May 2024

First Nations Consultation Protected, Gas Industry Still Winners From Flawed PRRT

The Labor Government and Australian Greens working together to remove a deeply flawed schedule from the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Legislation Amendment (Safety and Other Measures) Bill represents a small victory for the community, however the need to fix the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) collect more revenue remains.

A supplied image obtained on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, of the Santos Liquefied Natural Gas plant in Darwin. (AAP Image/Supplied by Santos) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Simple changes to Petroleum Resources Rent Tax could raise $18 billion: new analysis

Simple reforms to the Petroleum Resources Rent Tax could raise $18 billion over the next four years, new Australia Institute research has found. The report, A Stronger PRRT Cap, demonstrates that straightforward reforms would raise more revenue than the government’s proposed 90% cap on the expenses oil and gas companies can deduct from their PRRT

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

March 2024

February 2024

December 2023

November 2023

Global Report Highlights “Enormous Chasm” Between Government Rhetoric and Climate Action

A major international report shows that international efforts to reduce coal, oil, and gas production in line with limiting warming to 1.5°C are on track to fall catastrophically short. The Production Gap Report 2023 finds that global governments plan to produce more than double –110% more fossil fuels in 2030 than would be consistent with limiting warming to

October 2023

September 2023

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