David Baker talks with ABC News Breakfast about the significant issue of affordability for families needing childcare and how improvements could be made to government assistance funding to childcare that would see families better able to afford childcare services.
Fighting climate change with fossil fuel free zones
A new report released today by The Australia Institute explores how Fossil Fuel Free Zones (FFFZs) could contribute to action on climate change.
Response to Federal ICAC Announcement by Government
“Today’s announcement by the Prime Minister is a welcome acknowledgement that the Government sees tackling corruption is important for the health of our democracy and we need new structures to address the problem,” said Ben Oquist, Executive Director of The Australia Institute.
Future of Collective Bargaining on the Brink
Collective bargaining in private sector workplaces could be almost extinct by 2030 under current rules, new research from the Centre for Future Work shows.
Not Adani Deal: Queensland Government subsidies to Adani
The Queensland Labor Government has offered Adani a “beneficial” royalty deal that would loan hundreds of millions, on subsidised terms it is keeping secret, under a “transparent policy framework” that was a few dot points at the end of a press release.
Taxpayers foot the bill for secret Adani deals
The Queensland Government is offering major financial subsidies to Adani’s coal project, including a secret deal on royalties worth hundreds of millions and a free access road worth $100 million, shows a new report from The Australia Institute.
The Coalition is determined to spend from beyond the grave
by Richard Denniss
Top scientists “strongly reject” Fracking Inquiry emissions findings - call again for ban on fracking
A joint statement by 41 of Australia’s top scientist and experts, published today by The Australia Institute, has “strongly rejected” the WA Fracking Inquiry’s analysis of potential greenhouse gas emissions that the Government relied on to lift the fracking moratorium.