United Wambo Mine: Submission to Planning Assessment Commission
The Australia Institute made a submission to the Planning Assessment Commission on the United Wambo Open Cut Coal Mine Project.
Australians don't hate big business, but they do hate the tax cut campaign
I'm proud that The Australian Financial Review thinks that my colleague Ben Oquist and I ran a "well-orchestrated thought campaign" against the BCA's call for a $65 billion tax
Tasmanians don’t believe company tax cuts will increase wages
New polling released today by The Australia Institute Tasmania shows that even Liberal voters in the state do not believe that company tax cuts will increase workers’ pay.
It's not the science, it's how you use it
The Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is proposing a major amendment to the Murray Darling Basin Plan based on its Northern Basin Review,1 conducted over four years.
Braddon lags behind
In recent years, Tasmania has seen economic growth and development. However, the benefits have not been evenly distributed. Hobart has received the lion’s share with less going to the regions.
FOI reveals government found Adani “may have been negligent” in approval process
Adani “may have been negligent” when it failed to disclose its CEO’s links to four earlier environmental offences, according to documents released under Freedom of Information.
[FOI brief in PDF below]
People power: How Tasmania can fast-track community energy
The Australia Institute Tasmania has released a new report today which examines a proposal to fast-track the development of community-owned energy generators in Tasmania.
Richard Denniss talks with Channel 10's The Project about the price difference for goods bought in Australia compared with many other parts of the world, and why this is causing more and more Australians to shop online.
Ever wondered what happens to Tasmania’s beautiful native forests when they are logged? The answer will shock you! As our latest infographic shows just 3% is used for sawn wood and wood-based panels. A STAGGERING 65% GETS LEFT TO ROT (OR BURN) ON THE FOREST FLOOR, while 23% gets turned into wood chips for export. Contrary to the claims of the industry, the main ‘product’ from native forestry is waste!