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.
Electricity prices blowout despite promises of privatisation: report
The Australia Institute has released a report Electricity Costs which finds that electricity prices have increased at three times the rate of CPI. The report finds that companies have been ‘gold-plating’ financial assets and passing those costs onto consumers.
Follow the money - Episode 19 - why a bank levy is a great idea
The South Australian state government announced in late June 2017 that it was going to follow the Federal government and introduce a levy on the big banks.
Trusts a burden on the rest of us
Rising inequality is, according to the lefties at the International Monetary Fund, a drag on economic growth. And low wages growth is, according to the lefties at the RBA, a drag on growth.
Shining a light on corruption
This report examines the effectiveness of a national integrity commission without the ability to hold public hearings.
80 per cent of Australians support establishing a national integrity commission, and 78 per cent support establishing one with public hearings.
Don’t leave corruption in the dark
New research released today by the Australia Institute shows that a federal ICAC may not be effective in exposing or investigating corruption and misconduct unless it holds public hearings.
Concern fish farms not modernising a risk to long-term jobs: Lyons poll
A high profile community campaign on fish farming has put economic and employment issues in the spotlight. New polling release today asked residents of Lyons about the industry’s performance on modernising in order to protect jobs into the future.
The biggest loophole: $3.1 trillion dollars in Australian trusts
A new report released today from The Australia Institute’s Senior Research Fellow, David Richardson shows that, according to ATO data, the equivalent of 21.6 per cent of Australia’s national income was run through a trust.
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.