From Russia with love: coal profits from war in Ukraine
While debate continues on the appropriate response to Australia’s sky-high coal, gas and electricity prices, the size of the resulting profit windfall for multi-national coal mining companies has not been widely estimated or discussed. This paper takes a closer look at some of the issues...
Integrity and the Climate Change Authority
Australia’s Climate Change Authority (CCA) is again playing an influential role in Australian climate policy, following its long hibernation under the previous federal government. This report argues that the CCA’s focus on carbon offsets is inappropriate, given that offsetting is usually considered to be the...
In discussing the Australian context, this paper suggests how the domestic landscape may be representative of state-sponsored 'greenwashing' in other countries. It also suggests that the credibility of net zero claims made by non-state actors is inextricably linked to the state.
Youth unemployment and the pandemic
Young people have long suffered from disproportionately high unemployment rates, low pay, high turnover rates, low skills, high incidence of non-standard employment and non-career path positions. This report presents an aggregate view of labour market outcomes for young people before and during the pandemic.
Fossil fuel subsidies in Australia
Subsidies for fossil fuels obscure the true cost of these polluting industries and enable them to continue exploring for, extracting and burning coal, oil and gas. This paper examines how large fossil fuel subsidies are in Australia and how they work.