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The economy explained in plain English

    The First Fortnight of the 47th Parliament

    The First Fortnight of the 47th Parliament

    We are nearly at the end of the first sitting fortnight of the 47th Parliament, and it has been a packed agenda. This week we're unpacking quick recap of how much things have changed in this new Parliament, and what changes are likely on the horizon.

    This was recorded live on Wednesday 3rd August 2022 and things may have changed since recording.

    The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
    Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
    Guest:
    Bill Browne, Director, Democracy & Accountability program // @Browne90
    Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
    Edited by: Lizzie Jack
    Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 13 min
    What's really driving inflation?

    What's really driving inflation?

    Why is everything so expensive? And will a wage increase just make it worse? New research shows that only a trivial portion of Australia's inflation has come from wages this year, while rising prices continue to drive not just inflation, but profits to record highs.

    This was recorded on Tuesday 26th July 2022 and things may have changed since recording.

    The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
    Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
    Guest: Richard Denniss, Chief Economist at the Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAI
    Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
    Edited by: Mikayla McGuirck-Scolaro
    Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 14 min
    Follow the Money LIVE!

    Follow the Money LIVE!

    For this special live episode of Follow the Money, the panel will be discussing: A New Agenda for a New Parliament: Climate Action, International Affairs & Integrity - Yes Please! bringing together diverse knowledge on all fronts of climate & energy, international & security affairs, and integrity issues.

    This was recorded on Wednesday 13th July 2022 and things may have changed since recording.

    The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
    Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
    Guests:
    Allan Behm, Director, International & Security Affairs program at the Australia Institute // @Mirandaprorsus
    Sumithri Venketasubramanian, Anne Kantor Fellow, Climate & Energy program at the Australia Institute // @sumithri_rv
    Bill Browne, Director, Democracy & Accountability Program at the Australia Institute // @Browne90

    Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
    Edited by: Mikayla McGuirck-Scolaro
    Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 37 min
    Joseph E. Stiglitz: The Role of Government in the Modern Economy [Webinar]

    Joseph E. Stiglitz: The Role of Government in the Modern Economy [Webinar]

    Join Nobel Laureate, former World Bank Chief Economist, and best-selling author Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, in conversation with Australia Institute chief economist Dr Richard Denniss, about the need to expand the role of governments, unions, and civil society.

    Professor Stiglitz is visiting Australia as a guest of the Australia Institute.

    This was recorded on 11th July 2022 and things may have changed since recording.

    The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
    Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
    Guests:
    Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate, Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute, professor and President of The Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia // @JosephEStiglitz
    Richard Denniss, Chief Economist at the Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAI
    Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
    Edited by: Mikayla McGuirck-Scolaro
    Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 59 min
    26 Years Later

    26 Years Later

    The Parliaments of the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory have been banned from legislating voluntary assisted dying laws, but the new government and members of the new Parliament are seeking to restore Territory Rights as a matter of priority.

    This was recorded on Tuesday 5th July 2022 and things may have changed since recording.

    The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
    Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
    Guest:
    Bill Browne, Senior Researcher, Democracy & Accountability Program, the Australia Institute // @Browne90
    Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
    Edited by: Holly Forrest
    Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 19 min
    Draconian Anti-protest Laws

    Draconian Anti-protest Laws

    The Tasmanian Government's proposed law for a police crackdown on peaceful protest has been criticised as anti-democratic and a threat to civil society. The Bill creates disproportionate penalties for people who peacefully protest against business activities, equivalent to aggravated assault, possessing an implement with intent to commit a crime, or loitering near children.

    This was recorded on 28th June 2022 and things may have changed since recording.

    The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
    Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
    Guest: Rachel Hay, Anne Kantor Fellow, Australia Institute Tasmania
    Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
    Edited by: Holly Forrest
    Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 17 min

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