Think tank

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
 28
Australia average
 32
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Ben Oquist
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Ben Oquist
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Ben Oquist
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
The Australia Institute
 22
Australia average
 147
Global average
 89
2020
The Australia Institute
 16
2019
The Australia Institute
 19
% Female staff
2021
The Australia Institute
 75%
Australia average
 45%
Global average
 48%
2020
The Australia Institute
 25%
2019
The Australia Institute
 42%
% 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
2020
The Australia Institute
 143
Australia average
 20
Global average
 34
2019
The Australia Institute
 169
2015
The Australia Institute
 481
Financials
2020
The Australia Institute
 $3,434,927
Australia average
 $54,369,165
Global average
 $213,849,270
2019
The Australia Institute
 $3,618,090

Social

Likes (2021)
The Australia Institute
 51,063
Australia average
 29,228
Global average
 31,388
Likes (2019)
The Australia Institute
 45,049
Likes (2016)
The Australia Institute
 23,675
Twitter
Followers (2022)
The Australia Institute
 41,371
Australia average
 9,649
Global average
 19,804
Followers (2021)
The Australia Institute
 34,157
Followers (2019)
The Australia Institute
 22,128
Subscribers (2022)
The Australia Institute
 7,160
Australia average
 6,009
Global average
 5,882
Subscribers (2021)
The Australia Institute
 3,270
Subscribers (2019)
The Australia Institute
 722

Data notes

Last updated: 12/03/2022
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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