62 scientists and experts have signed an open letter to the next Parliament of Australia, calling for whichever party that wins Government this Saturday to make urgent action on climate change a top priority for the 46th Parliament of Australia.
The Liberal Party is losing grip on their ‘better economic manager’ brand recognition with young voters (18-34 year olds) overwhelmingly rating the Labor Party as the better economic manager in Government.
o Young people rated the Labor Party better economic managers in government than the Coalition.
- 44% aged 18-24 rated the Labor Party better economic managers compared to 28% rating Coalition better.
45% aged 25-35 rated the Labor Party as better, compared to 29% who rated Coalition better.
The recent modelling of climate action produced by Brian Fisher is a complete outlier compared to an analysis of over 20 recent modelling exercises and Treasury models, according to new research from the Australia Institute Climate & Energy Program.
An extensive comparison of 18 recent modelling reports and three Treasury models of climate action in Australia found the economic impacts of high ambition targets are very small to negligible.
Almost four in ten voters think that a re-elected Coalition Government would try to cut company tax for big business, even after being explicitly told the Coalition Government had announced they would no longer pursue big business company tax cuts.
Respondents were told that last year then-Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that the Coalition Government would no longer pursue the big business company tax cuts. They were then asked which approach to company tax the Coalition Government was most likely to try if it wins the next election.
The electorate of Dawson could suffer devastating climate impacts unless emissions are cut, and climate change is brought under control.
The Australia Institute Climate Assessment for Dawson released today has found that, if emissions continue to rise, by 2070 the electorate of Dawson is projected to experience:
New research from The Australia Institute highlights four steps governments can take to improve the management of the Murray Darling Basin:
- Emergency water allocation to the dairy industry
- Develop policies to ensure diversity in Basin agriculture
- A federal Royal Commission or federal ICAC investigation
- Pause the Basin Plan
The Institute’s proposal has been backed by independent election candidates in key seats:
The Australia Institute’s new Climate Assessment for Herbert has found the electorate could suffer devastating climate impacts unless emissions are cut and climate change is brought under control.
If emissions continue to rise, by 2070 the electorate of Herbert is projected to experience:
The Australia Institute has released new analysis of the controversial $80 million water deal between the Department of Agriculture and Water under then-Minister Barnaby Joyce and a company domiciled in the Cayman Islands.
The analysis shows the close collaboration between the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and the company selling the water, Eastern Australia Agriculture (EAA), as outlined in documents released to the Senate and under FOI to Guardian Australia.
“The deeper into this water deal you go, the murkier it gets,” said Maryanne Slattery, Senior Water Researcher at The Australia Institute.
The Australia Institute’s new Climate Assessment for the electorate of Capricornia has found the electorate could suffer devastating climate impacts unless emissions are cut and climate change is brought under control.
If emissions continue to rise, by 2070 the electorate of Capricornia is projected to experience:
The Australia Institute surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,426 Australians between April 11-18 April 2019, about which current and recent Ministers and Shadow Ministers they have heard of.