Publications

Views Of A UBI

14 Jun 2017

What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t be left behind? Nine Australians’ “Views of a UBI” 14 JUNE 2017 What would your life be like if you—and everyone around you—had a Universal Basic Income? How would it change the choices you make to know that there was a no-questions-asked,… Read More

Can Less Work be More Fair?

9 Dec 2016

We need to talk about UBI and shorter working hours Does a world with more insecure work need to be a world of greater instability and fear? Are protectionism and nationalism appropriate responses? Are there alternative policy approaches which can bring people and communities together instead of driving them ever… Read More

Mulga Bills – First Ever Analysis Of Direct Action Auctions

3 Nov 2016

Mulga Bills won’t settle our climate accounts The first detailed analysis of the ‘Direct Action’ Emissions Reduction Fund auctions, conducted for The Green Institute by former Director Margaret Blakers and Margaret Considine, shows that not only is the scheme ineffective at meeting its own barely credible climate objectives but that,… Read More

The End of Coal: How Should the Next Government Respond?

14 Jun 2016

The End of Coal Coal, for decades one of the “certainties” of Australian politics, is in terminal decline. This economic, environmental and geopolitical fact is now beyond dispute. Whoever wins the coming Federal Election will have no choice but to deal with the beginning of the end of coal, with… Read More

One Stop Chop: Australia’s Native Forests

30 May 2013

Australia’s native forests ‘Unnamed waterfall, Mt Lindsay’ by Greens MPs from Flickr. https://flic.kr/p/dc6Qd1 Which way from here? About 6.8 million hectares of Australia’s public native forests are covered by Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) and managed by state forestry agencies primarily for logging. The future of these forests is now a… Read More

Multi Party Government

30 Apr 2011

Multi-party government is the norm in many countries but remains a novelty at the national level of Australian politics. Contrary to received wisdom, the minority Labor government from 2010 to 2013 was stable and productive albeit demonised by the opposition. At state level, minority or multi-party governments are not uncommon. Read More