Richard Denniss

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22 Aug 2017

The citizenship debacle engulfing the Nationals, and in turn the Coalition government, has as much to do with trust and integrity as it does with the constitution. Being consistent is important in business and in government.

Research report

27 Mar 2017


Research from the Australia institute has calculated the impact of the recent Fair Work Commission decision to cut penalty rates on the Commonwealth Budget.

The paper from Richard Denniss, Chief Economist at The Australia Institute, found reduced income tax collection from...

Research report

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...

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23 Jun 2016

New research shows a rising number of the Australian adult population are not enrolled, not casting a vote or voting informally.

Combined with the sinking major party vote, nearly 40% of Australian adults did not vote for either party able to form government in...

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4 Mar 2016

This paper calls for a code of conduct for economic modelling. A code would require key assumptions to be revealed, context and comparison to be provided, and the identification of who, if anyone, commissioned the work. Modelling results are being used to make important policy...

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