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)

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The Case For Abolishing Occupational Licensing

By | June 15th, 2018|Blog, Submissions|

Occupational licensing is government regulation of the conditions under which someone can legally practice an occupation. The requirements can relate to education attainment, experience, personal [...]

Speech by Mrs Gina Rinehart at the American Chamber of Commerce SA 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

By | June 13th, 2018|Blog|

Thank you April for such a lovely and warm introduction. Good evening Governor Hieu Van Le, Mrs Le, Premier Marshall, Acting US Ambassador James Carouso, [...]

How To Cut Red Tape And Save Billions Lost On Regulation

By | June 8th, 2018|Blog, Opinion pieces|

After years of government red tape reduction programs that have failed to halt the explosion of regulation, it’s time for a radical new approach. Here [...]

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Media

How To Cut Red Tape And Save Billions Lost On Regulation

By | June 8th, 2018|Blog, Opinion pieces|

After years of government red tape reduction programs that have failed to halt the explosion of regulation, it’s time for a radical new approach. Here [...]

Immediate And Radical Overhaul Of Regulatory System Needed To Boost Investment

By | June 8th, 2018|Blog, Media releases|

New research released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs calls for a complete overhaul of Australia’s regulatory system in order [...]

New Book: Australia’s Red Tape Crisis

By | May 31st, 2018|Blog, Media releases|

A new book by RMIT scholars Dr Darcy Allen and Dr Christopher Berg, ‘Australia’s Red Tape Crisis’ brings together contributions from economists, philosophers, politicians and [...]

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Research

The Case For Abolishing Occupational Licensing

By | June 15th, 2018|Blog, Submissions|

Occupational licensing is government regulation of the conditions under which someone can legally practice an occupation. The requirements can relate to education attainment, experience, personal [...]

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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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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