Removing pokies from pubs and clubs a step towards normality
Australia has three quarters (76%) of the world’s “pub and club” poker machines.
Fact sheets: Comparative energy costs and fossil generation failure in the 2017 heatwaves
NEM Fossil generation failure in the 2017 heatwaves
Pokies pub test
Most countries do not have poker machines. Australia is unusual in using poker machines as its main form of gaming machine, in having so many of them, and in allowing them in non-gambling venues (“pubs and clubs”).
Poll shows PM backing a winner on National anti-corruption body
The National Integrity Committee welcomes comments from Prime Minister on the establishment of a national anti-corruption body.
Polling – National ICAC
Amid low levels of trust in Parliament, there is overwhelming and increasing support for a National ICAC. But voters are discerning.
9,500+ participate in major study of impact of same sex marriage postal survey
With the House of Representatives set to commence debate on marriage equality, The Australia Institute and the National LGBTI Health Alliance have released preliminary* results of an a major survey into the stress impacts associated with the Australian marriage equality debate du
Coal and gas a reliability liability in the heat: report
3600 MW, or 14%, of coal and gas generation failed during the February 2017 heatwave. Report calls for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) to require “heat safe” back-up for coal and gas plants.
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!