The Australia Institute in numbers for 2012

applauseA year ago there was no carbon price, Richard had just finished debating Lord Monckton at the National Press Club and The Australia Institute had never produced an infographic. Things move fast in modern politics and think tanks have to work hard and fast to keep up.

This year has been another extremely productive year for the Institute. Here is The Australia Institute in numbers for 2012:

25 research papers – on topics ranging from pokies reform, coal seam gas, forestry, the power of the ‘big four’ banks, Australia’s co-operative sector, the proposed James Price Point gas hub, loneliness, superannuation tax concessions and the inadequacy of the Newstart Allowance. That’s a research paper nearly every two weeks!

12,052 e-bulletin subscribers – thanks for your support!

65 op-eds – all available on our website

9 infographics – check them all out on our Tumblr page

5,900+ newspaper and online articles – that’s more than 100 a week

4,749 Facebook friends of the Institute and 4,211 who get to enjoy Richard’s typos – hopefully you’re a part of our Facebook conversations

1,394 Twitter followers – that’s six times as many as last year 

10 staff – who have enjoyed bringing you ‘research that matters’

167,480 downloads – from the Institute’s website  

17 Institute events – including Politics in the Pub and ‘Economics for non-economists’

$48,000 – which you helped us raise during October. Thank you!

$1.3 million – worth of media coverage for national Go Home On Time Day helping to raise awareness of the link between workplace stress and depression

1 nationally televised address – this year between ACTU President Ged Kearney and beyondblue CEO Kate Carnell discussing ‘improving productivity through healthier workplaces’.

Thank you again for all your support this year; we literally couldn’t do what we do or have as much impact without you.

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