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Rod Campbell


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Research report

28 Feb 2017

Based on a survey conducted in 2016, the data in this study reveals that the small-to-medium (S2M) visual arts sector employs over 2,000 people, puts $100 million into the economy and produces 26,000 new art works each year - with a budget worth just 0.03% of Federal Government revenue. However...

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16 Feb 2017

As the mining boom winds down and the mining clean up boom begins, mine site rehabilitation and mine abandonment are emerging as major issues for Australian communities, governments and taxpayers. All stakeholders will need information on the status of mines and their rehabilitation efforts to...

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18 Oct 2016

In NSW, groundwater users must pay to take groundwater which is traded in a market. However, in Queensland there is generally no cost for the take of groundwater beyond , a nominal fee to obtain a licence.

The provision of access to a public resource like groundwater without payment can...

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16 Sep 2016

As the world works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it will need to burn less coal. As a result, the world will need less coal mines. In the lead up to the Paris climate talks in December 2015, President Anote Tong of Kiribati and other Pacific leaders called for a global moratorium on new...

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24 Jun 2016

In my last column I looked at how little the coal and gas industries contribute to the Queensland state budget. Now let’s see what they take out of it.

Between 2008-09 and 2012-13 the coal industry was like Augustus Gloop winning a golden ticket to the Queensland Budget Wonka Factory...

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20 Jun 2016

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Based on surveys of Chinese, UK, American and domestic tourists, results show that tourism areas adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef risk losing over 1 million visitors per year, worth over $1 billion in tourism expenditure. This expenditure supports around 10,000...

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22 Mar 2016

This report finds that the business case for a nuclear waste storage facility in South Australia is exaggerated. The project is risky, and a loss overall is well within the range of possible outcomes.

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South Australia’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission has...

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02 Dec 2015

Outlines a solution to the twin problems of incentives for retirement of coal fired generation and funding rehabilitation liabilities.

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The cost to rehabilitate sites used for coal mines and coal fired power stations are large, lack transparency and are under...

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24 Aug 2015

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The North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI) is a proposed gas pipeline between the Northern Territory and the eastern states. The project is strongly endorsed by gas companies, the Territory government and governments in other states, but analysis is lacking as to...

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06 Aug 2015

The NSW Government is considering how to establish a community benefits fund from the potential development of a coal seam gas (CSG) industry in the state. The Australia Institute made a submission.

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  • Gas company contributions to a Community Benefits
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