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
 27
Australia average
 33
Global average
 31
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Ben Oquist
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): Ben Oquist
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2017): Ben Oquist
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
The Australia Institute
 19
Australia average
 30
Global average
 120
2016
The Australia Institute
 16
% Female staff
2019
The Australia Institute
42% 
Australia average
39% 
Global average
42% 
% Female researchers
2019
The Australia Institute
38% 
Australia average
28% 
Global average
34% 

Organisational performance

Publications
2015
The Australia Institute
 481
Australia average
 201
Global average
 156

Social

Likes (2019)
The Australia Institute
 45,049
Australia average
 16,075
Global average
 24,405
Likes (2016)
The Australia Institute
 23,675
Twitter
Followers (2019)
The Australia Institute
 22,128
Australia average
 6,675
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2017)
The Australia Institute
 13,333
Followers (2016)
The Australia Institute
 11,687
Subscribers (2019)
The Australia Institute
 722
Australia average
 2,680
Global average
 5,924

Data notes

Last updated: 05/03/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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