The Australia Institute

The Australia Institute

Type Research Center
Website tai.org.au
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Year founded 1994
Location Canberra Australia Australia
Budget USD 1-4.9M
Functions Advocacy, Research
Funding sources Corporations, Foundations or grants, Individual citizens
Tags environment energy economics governance employment social policy
Summary The Australian Institute (TAI) was launched to develop and conduct independent research and policy analysis and actively participate in public debates. In addition, TAI undertakes research and analysis commissioned by governments, businesses, unions, and community organizations. The institute's aim is to help create a vision of a more just, sustainable, and peaceful Australian society and develop and promote that vision in a pragmatic and effective way. Members of the institute are concerned about the impact on Australian society of the priority given to a narrow definition of economic efficiency over community-based, environmental, and ethical considerations in public and private decision-making. Private markets, while effective at encouraging efficiency in many circumstances, frequently fail to reflect adequately the ethical, social, and environmental priorities of the community. Governments must provide the appropriate institutional framework in which private markets operate so as to ensure that they contribute to justice, equity, and sustainability as well as efficiency. The institute reasserts the place of ethics in public and private decision-making.

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The Australia Institute · 21 November 2022 English

Overtime and a right to disconnect in Australia Call Me Maybe (Not): Working Overtime and A Right To Disconnect in Australia By Eliza Littleton and Lily Raynes The Centre for …


The Australia Institute · 20 November 2022 English

Public Services in the Hunter Public Services in the Hunter: An Engine of Economic and Social Prosperity Fact Sheets Prepared by the Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute …


The Australia Institute · 17 November 2022 English

This paper addresses the Tasmanian Government’s objections to legislating truth in political advertising laws as part of the review of the Electoral Act currently underway, namely that: • Truth in …


The Australia Institute · 16 November 2022 English

27 Go Home on Time Day 2022 3 Summary and Introduction This year marks the fourteenth annual Go Home on Time Day (GHOTD), an initiative of the Centre for Future …


The Australia Institute · 15 November 2022 English

You know, when there's lots of solar and wind, energy is cheap, you pump the water at the top of the hill. [...] I mean, for years, people used to …


The Australia Institute · 15 November 2022 English

So, too, would the contract with the French government: the announcement last year of the AUKUS agreement, and the resultant cancellation of 1 Combet (2009) “From Collins to Force 2030: …


The Australia Institute · 14 November 2022 English

Collective Bargaining and Wage Growth in Australia Collective Bargaining and Wage Growth in Australia By Jim Stanford Fiona Macdonald and Lily Raynes The Centre for Future Work at the Australia …


The Australia Institute · 11 November 2022 English

If Australia is to take a leadership role in assisting our neighbours in ensuring ongoing stability, democracy and good governance, it is incumbent on our governments to pursue genuine climate …


The Australia Institute · 11 November 2022 English

In the lead-up to the 2022 election, a new report came into the ABCC debate, commissioned by the Master Builders Association and written by Ernst and Young (EY).2 The EY …


The Australia Institute · 9 November 2022 English

Ministerial Code of Conduct The Albanese Government’s Code of Conduct for Ministers requires them to act in accordance with principles of integrity, fairness, accountability, ministerial responsibility, and in the public …


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