The Australia Institute is one of the country’s most influential public policy think tanks. It conducts original research that contributes to a more just, sustainable and peaceful society. Based in Canberra, it conducts research on a broad range of economic, social, transparency and environmental issues in order to inform public debate and bring greater accountability to the democratic process.
The Institute is independent and non-partisan, funded mostly by donations and grants from individuals, philanthropic trusts and unions, as well as commissioned research from business and non-government organisations. The Australia Institute does not accept donations or commissioned work from political parties. With no formal political or commercial ties, the Institute is in a position to maintain its independence while advancing a vision for a fair and progressive Australia.
We provide intellectual and policy leadership. We conduct research that drives the public debate and secures policy outcomes. Our research is put into the hands of decision makers to have maximum impact.