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Tom Swann

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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.
Report

Weapons of gas destruction

This research report, commissioned by the Australian Conservation Foundation, is the first time the entirety of Australia’s gas project pipeline and resources have been compiled and their potential climate impact assessed.
Discussion paper

Gas fired backfire

This paper argues that subsidising the gas industry is a very poor option for stimulus and recovery spending. It would provide few jobs and would not bring down energy prices. The authors believe that there are many electrical alternatives to gas for manufacturing that are...
Discussion paper

Dirty big secret: financial performance of fossil fuel companies

Amid the stockmarket turmoil of 2020, fossil fuel companies have performed worse than the wider market. However, the underperformance of fossil fuel companies is not limited to early this year. Fossil fuel companies have performed worse than the wider market over the entire last decade.
Briefing paper

Problems with UNGI

The Underwriting New Generation Investments (UNGI) program has no legislative basis, no guidelines or criteria, and is following no clear process. Despite this the government has already shortlisted projects, made agreements and engaged in detailed negotiations.