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.
Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project released millions of tonnes CO2 last year that were meant to be sequestered by its carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. This failure represents half of the national increase in emissions over the last year.
Submission to Department of Environment and Energy: Underwriting New Generation Investments
The Australia Institute has considerable concerns about the proposed program tounderwrite new generation investments. In particular, the proposal seems to confusetwo separate issues. The first is that the reliability standard in the NEM is met.
Government putting cart before horse on new energy investments
The Government program to underwrite new generation investments presents a number of risks that could jeopardise rather than improve the reliability and affordability of electricity, with the key question around whether the Government even has the authority to do so.
Anti-Corruption Watchdog Needs Teeth, Analysis of State Bodies Shows
New analysis from The Australia Institute has shown that the different designs of various anti-corruption bodies at a State level yield significantly different results and has reinforced the need for a proposed Federal body to have adequate resourcing and powers.
Different Breeds of Watchdog
A National Integrity Commission is needed to investigate and expose corruption and misconduct in our federal government and public sector.
Negative Gearing Gains Largely for the Wealthy, Despite SA Scare Campaign
Looking purely at the number of people who use negative gearing in South Australian electorates, rather than who makes the most money from the scheme, is an intentionally misleading way to analyse the impacts of potential changes to the policy, an independent think tank has said.
Submission to Senate inquiry into the indicators of, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia
The Australia Institute made a submission to the Senate inquiry into the indicators of, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia.