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.
Joint Submission: Draft floodplain harvesting monitoring and auditing strategy
The NSW Draft Floodplain harvesting monitoring and auditing strategy (draft strategy) is entirely inadequate for managing floodplain harvesting in New South Wales.
Murray-Darling: NSW floodplain strategy “grossly inadequate”
The NSW Government’s strategy to manage irrigators’ use of floodwaters has been slammed in a joint submission by researchers, irrigators, graziers and a Darling River community group.
Legal Advice: Energy Generation Program Unconstitutional
New legal advice, sought by The Australia Institute Climate & Energy Program, suggests the Underwriting New Generation Investment Program is unconstitutional and lacks the legislative basis to proceed.
Fair Dinkum Power Senate Submission
The Australia Institute has long argued that the decline of fossil fuels in the electricity sector presents great opportunities for consumers, in terms of affordability, reliability and sustainability.
It's time to rein in CEO pay to curtail banks' culture of greed
by Ebony Bennett
[Originally published in the Canberra Times, 8 Feb 2019]
Scott Morrison thinks cutting taxes is 'economics 101'. As an economist, I beg to differ
by Richard Denniss
[Originally published on Guardian Australia, 6 Feb 2019]
The heat goes on: Breakdowns at gas and coal plants in NSW, 2018
So far in 2018, there have been 27 major breakdowns at gas and coal power stations in NSW. Every coal power station experienced at least one breakdown. The Tallawarra gas power station experienced three breakdowns. Aging plants Liddell and Vales Point experienced the most breakdowns.