The Institute’s 2012 so far in numbers

2012 hands up

  • 12 – research papers, compared to eight in the first six months of 2011 (on issues ranging from the impact of the mining boom, to the inadequacy of unemployment benefits, access to legal aid, pokies reform and the use and abuse of economic modelling)
  • 18 – the number of years since The Australia Institute was founded
  • 100 – copies of Mining the truth we’ve sent to community groups to help them challenge the rhetoric versus reality of the mining boom
  • 2 – the number of times we have sat at the government’s superannuation roundtable
  • 2,000+ – print and online media articles, up 21% from this time last year
  • 8 – staff members
  • 70 – the per cent by which we’ve increased our  TV and radio appearances
  • 3, 870 – Facebook friends
  • 750 – Twitter followers
  • 27 – talks on topics such as the carbon price, government regulation, the case for slowing down the mining boom and job (in)security
  • 6 – Institute events
  • 23 – op-eds
  • 29,000 – the number of people who viewed our tax infographic on Facebook
  • 1 – the (surprising) number of times Alan Jones has read one of our press releases verbatim on air!

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