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
 31
Global average
 30
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
 16
Australia average
 28
Global average
 75
2020
The Australia Institute
 16
2019
The Australia Institute
 19
% Female staff
2021
The Australia Institute
 0%
Australia average
 0%
Global average
 0%
2020
The Australia Institute
 25%
2019
The Australia Institute
 42%
% Female researchers
2020
The Australia Institute
 16%
Australia average
 35%
Global average
 11%
2019
The Australia Institute
 38%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
The Australia Institute
 143
Australia average
 18
Global average
 33
2019
The Australia Institute
 169
2015
The Australia Institute
 481
Financials
2019
The Australia Institute
 $3,618,090
Australia average
 $5,751,575
Global average
 $51,084,618

Social

Likes (2021)
The Australia Institute
 51,063
Australia average
 29,460
Global average
 31,384
Likes (2019)
The Australia Institute
 45,049
Likes (2016)
The Australia Institute
 23,675
Twitter
Followers (2021)
The Australia Institute
 34,157
Australia average
 8,578
Global average
 18,429
Followers (2019)
The Australia Institute
 22,128
Followers (2017)
The Australia Institute
 13,333
Subscribers (2021)
The Australia Institute
 3,270
Australia average
 4,381
Global average
 5,254
Subscribers (2019)
The Australia Institute
 722

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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