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Topic archives: the Australia Institute

Have dodgy pollies really cost Australia $72 billion?

January 12, 2018 14

This week The Australia Institute made headlines with a report claiming the nation's corruption (or perception thereof) has cost us $72 billion since 2012. We put the question to TAI's research director Rod Campbell: are we really that dodgy?

We have enough cheap, easy-to-extract gas to last 100 years. There’s just one problem.

October 2, 2017 16

Australia has plenty of cheap gas. The problem is private companies are selling it all overseas, writes principal adviser at The Australia Institute Mark Ogge.

The scientific way to avoid electricity price spikes, saving Australians thousands

July 14, 2017 8

How a process called "aggregated demand response" could work in Australia, writes Dan Cass, strategist at The Australia Institute.

Costello could have saved the economy, ScoMo blew it up

Costello could have saved the economy, ScoMo blew it up

December 19, 2016 11

If taxes were now what they were during 2008-09, there would be no deficit, writes The Australia Institute executive director Ben Oquist.

The Coalition delivers neither jobs nor growth

December 8, 2016 10

If the Coalition is serious about creating jobs and growth, it needs to dump the rhetoric about "living beyond on our means," writes Richard Denniss, chief economist at The Australia Institute.

Coal seam gas wells could be far more dangerous than we first thought

October 26, 2016 4

We have been relying on outdated and inappropriate techniques for measuring emissions from CSG, writes principal adviser at The Australia Institute Mark Ogge.

Coal is amazing — amazingly insignificant to our economy

September 16, 2016 3

Phasing out coal production would have a negligible impact on our economy, writes director of research at The Australia Institute Rod Campbell.

We could win gold in renewable energy, but the government cripples our chances

September 12, 2016 1

New research shows that Australians want the Senate to block cuts to renewable energy research and development. Researcher at The Australia Institute Tom Swann writes that the government is backing a loser in R&D funding.

Read my lips: no new tax cuts

May 3, 2016 11

It couldn't be simpler for the callow Treasurer.

The real backbone of the economy (hint: it’s not mining)

April 29, 2016 5

Political debate in Australia is too often completely disconnected from the economic reality.