The Australia Institute

The Australia Institute ‒ TAI
Canberra, Australia

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.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.tai.org.au

Address:
The Australia Institute, Level 1 Endeavour House, 1 Franklin St, Manuka, ACT 2603, AUSTRALIA

Country:
Australia

Sub-region:
Australia and New Zealand

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Australia
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1994
Age (years)
The Australia Institute
 30
Australia average
 33
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Founder gender: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Richard Denniss
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2021): Ben Oquist
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2023
The Australia Institute
 27
Australia average
 28
Global average
 66
2021
The Australia Institute
 22
2020
The Australia Institute
 16
% Female staff
2023
The Australia Institute
 48%
Australia average
 55%
Global average
 50%
2021
The Australia Institute
 75%
2020
The Australia Institute
 25%
% Female researchers
2021
The Australia Institute
 75%
Australia average
 29%
Global average
 16%
2020
The Australia Institute
 16%
2019
The Australia Institute
 38%

Organisational performance

Publications
2022
The Australia Institute
 151
Australia average
 35
Global average
 65
2020
The Australia Institute
 143
2019
The Australia Institute
 169
Financials
2020
The Australia Institute
 $3,434,927
Australia average
 $60,555,370
Global average
 $214,856,754
2019
The Australia Institute
 $3,618,090

Social

Likes (2023)
The Australia Institute
 53,000
Australia average
 11,990
Global average
 27,094
Likes (2022)
The Australia Institute
 53,234
Likes (2021)
The Australia Institute
 51,063
Twitter
Followers (2023)
The Australia Institute
 45,500
Australia average
 9,514
Global average
 28,979
Followers (2022)
The Australia Institute
 41,371
Followers (2021)
The Australia Institute
 34,157
Subscribers (2023)
The Australia Institute
 8,960
Australia average
 5,629
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
The Australia Institute
 7,160
Subscribers (2021)
The Australia Institute
 3,270
Followers (2023)
The Australia Institute
 10,000
Australia average
 2,061
Global average
 11,185
Followers (2023)
The Australia Institute
 3,453
Australia average
 6,817
Global average
 12,007

Data notes

Last updated: 05/05/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Governmental Website, NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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