The Australia Institute

released 23 July 2020

Subsidising the gas industry is a very poor option for stimulus and recovery spending. It would provide few jobs and would not bring down energy prices. There are many electrical alternatives to gas for manufacturing that are far cheaper than gas. Covid 19 recovery spending provides a once in a generation opportunity to electrify our manufacturing industry to permanently reduce energy costs. Locking in gas for manufacturing on the basis of a temporary fall in prices will undermine Australian manufacturing for decades to come.

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AlphaBeta for Climate Council

released 21 July 2020

New economic modelling from AlphaBeta has found 76,000 jobs can be created across Australia, rapidly getting people back into the workforce while also tackling climate change.

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Professor Graeme Samuel AC

released 20 June 2020

The Minister for the Environment appointed Professor Graeme Samuel AC to conduct the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 in October 2019. This Interim Report sets out Professor Samuel’s preliminary views on the fundamental inadequacies of the EPBC Act and proposes key reform directions to address them.

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Allianz Australia (Allianz) and University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

released 01 June 2020

The Future of Living report has revealed how the socio-economic and environmental factors our younger generation are navigating, will affect house design and home-living. The impact of some of these factors has been magnified recently following the devastating effects of COVID-19 and the bushfires.

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The University of New South Wales

released 08 July 2020

Newly released data from the Office of the Chief Economist shows Australia is increasing it’s contribution to global climate change.

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Global E-waste Monitor Statistics Partnership

Released 02 July 2020

The third edition of The Global E-Waste Monitor 2020 by the Global E-waste Statistics Partnership (GESP), provides comprehensive insight to address the global e-waste challenge. A record 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of e-waste – discarded products with a battery or plug such as computers and mobile phones – is reported generated worldwide in 2019, up 21 per cent in five years.

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The Australia Institute

Released 02 July 2020

Fossil fuels were the worst performing sector in the ASX 300 over the last decade. $100 invested in the fossil fuel dominated S&P ASX 300 Energy index in 2010 was worth just $104 by January 2020, dropping to $51 with
COVID. $100 in the wider market peaked at $237, falling to $169 with COVID. Excluding fossil fuels from a portfolio of the ASX 300 would have increased returns by 8.6% over the decade.

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