November 2023

Voting at the Strathfield North Public School polling booth on Federal Election day, in the seat of Reid, Sydney, Saturday, May 21, 2022. More than 17 million Australians will vote to elect the next federal government.

JSCEM report opens door to improved representation

The Australia Institute welcomes the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters’ final report for its inquiry into the conduct of the 2022 election. The report picks up several pieces of Australia Institute research and echoes key recommendations. Key committee recommendations include: A possible inquiry into increasing the size of the House of Representatives to reduce

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

Australian Parliament House is seen behind a ‘Pay Here’ sign at a parking pay station in Canberra, Saturday, October 14, 2023. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

Most Australians want Stage 3 scrapped or overhauled

by Greg Jericho

More than two-thirds of Australians want the government to overhaul Stage 3 tax cuts or scrap them altogether, according to new research from the Australia Institute. When asked whether the government should repeal the Stage 3 cuts, 37% support the idea and 24% oppose it. A significant number of people – 39% – remain unsure

Pork barrelling, jobs for mates considered corruption in eyes of public

Australians consider a wide range of government behaviours as corruption, including cronyism, political expenditure and hobbling or ignoring integrity watchdogs, finds new polling research from the Australia Institute. People are most likely to think corruption is common among state and territory governments (69%), followed by local governments (68%) and the federal government (66%). On Monday

Ballot papers are seen at a counting centre in Melbourne, Saturday, October 14, 2023. Australians will vote in a referendum on October 14 on whether to enshrine an Indigenous voice in the country's constitution.

Overwhelming support for truth in political advertising laws following referendum

New research from the Australia Institute shows more than 60 per cent of ‘No’ voters are concerned about the misinformation and disinformation that circulated on social media during the referendum campaign, with more than 80 per cent of that cohort wanting to see truth in political advertising laws in place before the federal election, expected in 2025.

September 2023

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