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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

Carbon Border Adjustments: what are they and how will they impact Australia?

All G7 members have sharpened their climate and trade policies to consider the use of carbon border adjustments. This paper argues that Australia should lean in, rather than push back, on the development of such a proposal while taking advantage of the opportunities in existing...
Report

Out of sight, out of mind: impacts of Japanese use of Australian coal

With collaboration between Japanese and Australian communities, progress is possible to reduce the damage caused by coal mining in Australia and coal consumption in Japan. The aim of this report is to support this collaboration.
Report

Why the Scarborough LNG development cannot proceed

Woodside and BHP’s Scarborough to Pluto LNG project is the most polluting fossil fuel project currently proposed in Australia. This report details the impacts of the project and examines Woodside’s management of climate change risks.
Report

1200 bridges too far: off-farm water recovery spending in the Murray Darling Basin

This report outlines how money originally allocated to ensure a healthy Murray-Darling Basin is now earmarked to be spent on seemingly unrelated infrastructure in New South Wales. Instead of recovering 450GL promised to the environment in downstream states, this money may now flow to a...
Report

Too little too late: gas in the COVID recovery

This paper presents analysis of the economic data in Australia over the period from pre-COVID in late 2019 to early 2021 to show there was no 'gas-led' recovery.