The Red Tape Problem

Every year businesses spend thousands of hours complying with unnecessary reports, confusing permits, and needless licenses.

Every minute employees spend pandering to red tape requirements is a minute those employees are not dedicating to their businesses and economic activity.

Every year red tape costs the Australian economy $176 billion. To unleash prosperity, governments need to reduce the red tape burden on businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Australia’s largest industries

Mining: 7% of Australia’s economy
Manufacturing: 6% of Australia’s economy
Agriculture: 2% of Australia’s economy
Red tape: 11% of Australia’s economy ($176 billion per year)

Blog

How British Columbia Defeated Red Tape – And How We Can Too

By | March 20th, 2018|Blog, Opinion pieces, Red Tape Monitor|

Gideon Rozner explains how British Columbia deregulated its way to a better economy and higher individual wages, and how Australia could do the same https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvyIwra1qWA&feature=youtu.be

Regulations ‘send prices soaring, hitting the poor’

By | March 15th, 2018|Blog, Media releases, Reports|

Daniel Wild's new report How Regulation and Red Tape Makes Families Poorer, was featured in the Australian on Monday, in a news story Regulations 'send prices [...]

How Regulation And Red Tape Makes Families Poorer

By | March 12th, 2018|Blog, Reports|

A new report released by the Institute of Public Affairs today, How Regulation and Red Tape Makes Families Poorer, authored by IPA Research Fellow, Daniel [...]

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Media

McManus Plan For Red Tape On Jobs Would Leave More Australians In The Unemployment Queues

By | March 21st, 2018|Media releases, Opinion pieces, Red Tape Monitor|

The policies proposed by ACTU Secretary Sally McManus at the National Press Club today are part a radical union recruitment drive that would leave more [...]

How British Columbia Defeated Red Tape – And How We Can Too

By | March 20th, 2018|Blog, Opinion pieces, Red Tape Monitor|

Gideon Rozner explains how British Columbia deregulated its way to a better economy and higher individual wages, and how Australia could do the same https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvyIwra1qWA&feature=youtu.be

Regulations ‘send prices soaring, hitting the poor’

By | March 15th, 2018|Blog, Media releases, Reports|

Daniel Wild's new report How Regulation and Red Tape Makes Families Poorer, was featured in the Australian on Monday, in a news story Regulations 'send prices [...]

Red Tape Media

Research

Regulations ‘send prices soaring, hitting the poor’

By | March 15th, 2018|Blog, Media releases, Reports|

Daniel Wild's new report How Regulation and Red Tape Makes Families Poorer, was featured in the Australian on Monday, in a news story Regulations 'send prices [...]

How Regulation And Red Tape Makes Families Poorer

By | March 12th, 2018|Blog, Reports|

A new report released by the Institute of Public Affairs today, How Regulation and Red Tape Makes Families Poorer, authored by IPA Research Fellow, Daniel [...]

The Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017

By | February 14th, 2018|Blog, Red Tape Monitor, Reports|

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), Australia’s premier free market think tank, is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic and political freedom. [...]

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Stories

The Human Cost of Red Tape

The IPA’s Simon Breheny talks with Craig Prosser, owner of Pross Haulage, about the human cost of red tape and the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.

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Agriculturalist struggles with burdensome bureaucracy

How burdensome bureaucracy and red tape from Canberra and Brisbane killed off employment opportunities in Northern Australia.

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