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A senior water researcher at the institute said politicians don’t want to talk about private dams because “they do nothing for drought-stricken communities”. Shutterstock

Dams are being built, but they are private: Australia Institute

A report from The Australia Institute says at least 20 to 30 large private dams have been constructed in the Murray-Darling basin in recent years.
Newspoll is showing a rise to 15% in support for ‘others’ – independents and parties other than the major parties and the Greens. Lukas Coch/AAP

Partisan divide over Senate crossbenchers

One-third of people believe the next Senate should have more or the same number of crossbenchers, according to polling done for the Australia Institute.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says now is not the right time for corporate tax cuts. Lukas Coch/AAP

Budget company tax cut a hard sell politically

After a GST increase to finance big income tax cuts disappeared as a viable option for the May budget, attention centred on reducing the 30% company tax rate. But, assuming the government goes ahead with…

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