The Australia Institute

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10 April 2017

This survey reveals continued popularity of renewable energy in Australia.

27 March 2017

This paper estimates that reduced income tax collection from lower wages as well as greater welfare assistance for low income earners is likely to cost the budget bottom line $650 million over 4...

8 March 2017

This paper examines Senator Hanson's One Nation party's economic policies with reference to the "Easytax" plan of 1998 and its apparent 2017 reincarnation.

Discussion paper
2 March 2017

This discussion paper argues that the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) should reject the political pressure to fast-track a $1 billion loan to Indian multinational giant, Adani....

25 February 2017

With exports to key markets declining, Indonesia’s huge coal industry is pinning its hopes on expansion of domestic coal use. Current policy would triple numbers of coal-fired power stations and...

16 February 2017

This report examines what we do and don’t know about mines, closures and mine site rehabilitation in New South Wales.

Discussion paper
31 January 2017

This paper examines whether a company tax cut is likely to boost foreign investment in Australia.

29 January 2017

In the context of One Nation’s presence in the Australian Senate, indications of increased voter support for the party and wider populist trends in the United States and Europe, Australians need...

19 December 2016

Examines the effect that the fall in tax revenue post Global Financial Crisis (GFC) had on the Commonwealth’s budget.

Discussion paper
20 October 2016

This discussion paper looks at gas industry-funded research, suggesting that it is problematic in situations where the industry has so much to gain from a particular outcome.

Content from centres and departments of The Australia Institute

Briefing paper
23 March 2017

This briefing note critically reviews several proposals from government and business leaders on a range of 'transition mechanisms' to ease economic hardship on workers affected by proposed Sunday...

Briefing paper
22 December 2016

This paper considers the likely impact of a paid domestic violence leave provision on the payroll costs of employers.

28 November 2016

Short commentary article summarizing findings and policy implications of a research paper on threats to access to, and utilisation of, paid holiday leave in Australian employment.

Briefing paper
24 November 2016

This paper recommends that if government genuinely wants to make housing more affordable, it should turn its attention to the real causes of soaring housing prices: by cooling off property...

Briefing paper
15 November 2016

The legacy of the annual holiday has been undermined, as the evidence presented in this report clearly shows.

8 August 2016

The economic arguments in favour of cutting penalties (as advocated by lobbyists for the retail and hospitality sectors) are deeply flawed, writes Jim Standford.

Discussion paper
9 June 2016

An attempt to dig beneath vague claims about economic competence and friendliness to business, and consider more concrete indicators of economic progress.

2 June 2016

This paper lists ten key policy levers that have been invoked in other countries to support manufacturing – and which could play a positive role here, too, so long as government gives the sector...

Content Associated with The Australia Institute

Briefing paperStatistics
24 June 2016

Reviews OECD data on the relationship between living standards and cuts in company tax rates compared with the provision of better education services.

31 March 2016

This resource shows the statistics of a poll completed in the South Australian, Indi and New England seats on the current Australian asylum seeker policy.

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