The Impact of Penalty Rate Cuts on Personal Tax Revenue and Welfare
Research from the Australia institute has calculated the impact of the recent Fair Work Commission decision to cut penalty rates on the Commonwealth Budget.
Pain of penalty rate cuts can not be avoided through transition measures
Analysis from The Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work has shown that proposals for phasing in lower penalty rates for work on Sundays and holidays will not “protect” the workers affected by those cuts, and in some cases would make things worse.
Voters oppose company tax cuts, dole cuts: Poll
Polling of the marginal seat of Dickson, the seat held by Peter Dutton, shows strong opposition to two Coalition policies before the current parliamentary sitting – welfare cuts, and cutting the company tax rate.
How to invent a clean energy company
This was first published in EcoGeneration online on 8 March 2017 and in the print edition.
Murky communication won’t help the clean energy cause
This was first published in EcoGeneration online on 20 Jan 2017 and in the print edition.
Where did all the rationalists go?
Are there any economic rationalists left in the Australian business community? Where are the fiscal conservatives when you need them?
Coalition voters asked about energy policy, Adani subsidies
ReachTEL polling for The Australia Institute of Dickson, the seat held by Peter Dutton, has shown strong support for Labor’s renewable energy target and opposition to government backing of the Adani coal mine.
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!
Part one of The Australia Institute's Executive Director Dr Richard Denniss in conversation with Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown at Politics in the Pub.
The behaviour of Australia's biggest banks isn't getting better. Instead the Australia Institute claims banks have emerged from the financial crisis with more market share and the opportunity to make too much profit.
In this Melbourne Conversations event looking at personal health, a selection of speakers discuss how we are dealing with the changing world with respect to social wellbeing, the increasing speed of daily life, environmental health and the role of pharmacology.
The speakers are: Dr Richard Denniss, Executive Director of The Australia Institute; Dr Olivia Carter NHMRC Research Fellow and Lecturer, the University of Melbourne; and, Prof Rob Moodie the Chair of Global Health, the Nossal Institute of Global Health.