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Outlines a solution to the twin problems of incentives for retirement of coal fired generation and funding rehabilitation liabilities.
Summary The cost to rehabilitate sites used for coal mines and coal fired power stations are large, lack transparency and are under provided for...
Overview: Queensland spends less on social services than the rest of Australia in per capita terms, despite being a large state with a growing population.
In the major areas of health and education, Queensland spends less per person than any other state except...
Summary : Mining plays a small role in the economy of the Southern Highlands. The major employing industries are service industries, manufacturing and construction. While tourism is not separately counted in most statistical publications, the strong employment numbers in retail, accommodation, food and transport...
This paper disputes claims that the development of coal mines in Queensland’s Galilee Basin will create 27,000 jobs.
In recent media statements senior Queensland Government members have claimed that development of coal mines in Queensland’s Galilee Basin will create 27,000 jobs....
This briefing note argues that, despite the Queensland Treasurer calling for cost benefit analysis to be done for all major government projects, there has been no economic assessment for the Abbot Point expansion proposals.
Key pointsEnvironmental risks of Abbot Point port...
The mining lobby’s concern for the taxpayer comes at a time when tax avoidance by mining companies has been attracting headlines and featuring in other parliamentary inquiries, argues this report.
Donations to environment organisations in Australia are tax deductible as long...
The NSW Government is considering how to establish a community benefits fund from the potential development of a coal seam gas (CSG) industry in the state. The Australia Institute made a submission.
Key points:Gas company contributions to a Community Benefits Fund...
The North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI) is a proposed gas pipeline between the Northern Territory and the eastern states. The project is strongly endorsed by gas companies, the Territory government and governments in other states, but analysis is lacking as to the...