Organisation

The Australia Institute

Acronym:
TAI

The Australia Institute is one of the country’s most influential public policy think tanks. It conducts original research that contributes to a more just, sustainable and peaceful society. Based in Canberra, it conducts research on a broad range of economic, social, transparency and environmental issues in order to inform public debate and bring greater accountability to the democratic process.

Discussion paper

Poverty and a reduced coronavirus supplement

The Morrison Government’s decision to reduce the rate of JobSeeker by $150 from January 2021 will push an additional 190,000 Australians below the poverty line—including 50,000 children—and have a devastating impact on low income families, argues this paper.
Discussion paper

On the make: gas and manufacturing in Australia

This discussion paper asserts that the Morrison Government’s 'gas-fired recovery' will not assist Australia’s manufacturing industry, arguing that increasing gas production is likely to benefit gas exporters, not the manufacturing industry.
Briefing paper

A comparison of the economic impacts of income tax cuts and childcare spending

This paper outlines a comparison of the impact on employment of child care expenditure and income tax cuts of an equivalent net cost to the budget. The paper argues that the clear superiority of childcare expenditure in stimulating economic activity reflects the concentration of the...
Report

National energy emissions audit report: August/September 2020

This double NEEA report issue covers changes in energy emissions during the months of August and September 2020. Monthly data on electricity is up to the end of September, data on gas is updated to the end of August, and data related to petroleum fuels...
Report

Climate of the nation 2020

In the wake of the devastating Black Summer bushfires, an overwhelming majority of Australians (82%) say they are concerned about climate change resulting in more bushfires, according to this report released by the Australia Institute’s Climate & Energy Program.