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Estimates the extent of corporate wrong-doing in Australia.
Summary A new report analysing findings from across several corporate regulatory bodies and related agencies finds widespread wrong-doing in the Australian private sector.
Meanwhile the six major regulatory bodies and other agencies have seen...
This report argues that the government would have had an additional $38 billion for last year's federal government budget had it not been for unsustainable income tax cuts that were made in the lead up to the global financial coverage.
Had the income tax...
Since the beginning of the mining boom Australia’s rural sector has lost $61.5 billion in export income. This includes $18.9 billion in 2011-12 alone. These losses have occurred because the mining boom has forced the Australian dollar to historic highs.
This report argues that the mining boom has not been managed well, and that it has been allowed to expand with little consideration for the collateral damage it causes to other sectors of the economy.
The federal government gives just over $4 billion in direct subsidies to mining companies each year, mainly in the form of cheap fuel and tax breaks for building roads and railways, this policy brief reveals.
This is at a time when the industry is...
The Coalition has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by five per cent on 2000 levels by 2020. It proposes to achieve this target with a "Direct Action Plan": a competitive grant scheme that would buy greenhouse gas reductions from businesses and farmers....
The Australia Institute has released data from modelling commissioned from NATSEM together with ATO statistics which show that young Australians are receiving little benefit from three of the budget’s most expensive tax concessions.
The research shows Australians under 30 years of age receive only...