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.
One Nation in Western Australia Epic fail or a huge win?
Contrary to recent media commentary, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party continues its political rise. Examination of the Western Australian state election results shows that while One Nation’s vote fell short of Senator Hanson's hopes and expectatio
Royalty Flush - Risks to NSW coal royalties from Adani and Galilee Basin development
Development of large coal mines in Queensland’s Galilee Basin will reduce thermal coal prices. This also reduces royalty revenue received by NSW. The Adani project alone is likely to reduce NSW revenue by nearly $50 million per year. The NSW government should oppose subsidies to Adani.
Trump election ‘negative for the world’: Poll
Ahead of an official visit by Vice President Mike Pence, Australia Institute polling of 1420 Australian residents* reveals that 60% feel Donald Trump becoming US President is a negative outcome for the world.
Polling - President Trump (March 2017)
From 17 March to 24 March 2017 The Australia Institute surveyed 1420 Australians about Donald Trump’s election as President of United States of America.
Do No Harm: Procurement of Medical Goods by Australian Companies and Government
A new report conducted by the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), in conjunction with The Australia Institute has revealed high-levels of exploitation and human rights abuses suffered by low-wage workers involved in the overseas production of every-day
The risk of migratory methane emissions resulting from the development of Queensland coal seam gas
A new report by the Melbourne Energy Institute, commissioned by The Australia Institute, shows that coal seam gas (CSG) extraction could be significantly increasing methane emissions from underground gas deposits.
Coalition should be rejecting populist subsidies for Adani's rail line
Barnaby Joyce says the federal Coalition's desire to subsidise Adani's Carmichael coal mine means the government will attract "some flak" from environmentalists.