Dan Gilchrist


Digging for answers

This report finds that the business case for a nuclear waste storage facility in South Australia is exaggerated. The project is risky, and a loss overall is well within the range of possible outcomes. Summary South Australia’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission has handed down...

The impossible dream: free electricity sounds too good to be true. It is

A proposal to establish a global nuclear waste industry in South Australia would fail to secure 90% of the imported waste, leaving an expensive and risky legacy for the state, according to this report. Summary South Australia’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission was established on...

Charity ends at home: the decline of foreign aid in Australia

Australia is one of the richest nations in the world, at arguably the richest point in our history. Yet our commitment to foreign aid is declining. The Coalition government plans to cut aid funding by $1.4 billion per year or 33 per cent by 2017-18...

The role of ridesharing in addressing Canberra’s transport challenges

Overview The emergence of ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft offer a potentially useful addition to Canberra’s urban transport options. Canberra faces unique transport challenges. Car ownership rates are higher in the ACT than in most states, despite almost all of the population living in...