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Growth in Threatened Species Lists a Threat to WA Regional Development and Jobs

The negative impact of environmental regulations on jobs, investments and development in Western Australia were highlighted in a new report released by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The delay to the planned US$430 million Yeelirrie uranium mine due to the presence of a microscopic ‘prawn-like’ stygofauna, which is unseeable to the [...]

By | November 2nd, 2017|Media releases|0 Comments

Senate Committee Report Confirms Red Tape Strangling The Australian Economy

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the recommendations from the Select Committee on Red Tape interim report: Effect of red tape on environmental assessment and approvals. “The Senate Committee’s report confirms the economic damage caused by environmental red tape in Australia,” said IPA research fellow Daniel Wild. “The government should [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Media releases|0 Comments

Australia Is One Of The Most Hostile Nations For Business Investment And Job Creation

Australia continues its slide down the global competitiveness rankings on key areas such as taxes, regulations, and energy supply, according to the latest World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index Report released on the 26th of September. “The WEF shows that Australia remains one of the most hostile nations to new business investment and job creation”, said [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Media releases|0 Comments

Reducing Red Tape In Australia – One In Two Out Rule

Red tape costs the Australian economy $176 billion, 11 per cent of GDP, each year in foregone economic output. Similarly, in the US red tape is estimated to cost $2 trillion annually, or 12 per cent of GDP. On 30 January 2017, the Trump Administration released the Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Reports|0 Comments

How Activists Use Red Tape To Stop Development And Jobs

Section 487 (s. 487) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act extends special legal privileges to green groups to challenge federal environmental project approvals, even when their private rights are not directly affected by that project. Since the introduction of the EPBC Act in 2000, major projects have spent approximately 7,500 cumulative days, [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Reports|0 Comments

IPA welcomes PC call to cut farming red tape

“The Productivity Commission’s final report, Regulation of Australian Agriculture, shows that red tape is the biggest factor undermining prosperity in the agricultural sector,” said Daniel Wild, research fellow with free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “This report shows that state governments should scrap their native vegetation laws and start over. Private landowners [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Media releases|0 Comments

Australia must follow United States and cut red tape

“President Donald Trump announced today that his Administration will significantly reduce red tape on job-creating businesses. Australia must implement serious reforms to reduce the $176 billion cost red tape is imposing on our economy, or we will be rendered uncompetitive,” said Daniel Wild, research fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Media releases|0 Comments

Australia should follow the United States and cut red tape

“Australia must follow President-Elect Donald Trump’s plan to cut red tape otherwise we will be rendered uncompetitive and unable to attract global investment,” said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow with the free-market think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs. The President-Elect has put forward a number of proposals to cut red tape, including: abolishing two regulations [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Government should follow Minister Canavan and end Green Lawfare

“Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matt Canavan is right to take on green groups that abuse the legal system to shut down development,” said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday Senator Canavan delivered a speech to the Queensland Media Club where [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Australian banks need less red tape, not criminal penalties and political witch-hunts

“The fundamental problem in our banking industry is a lack of competition,” said Daniel Wild, research fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “The only way to make banks more responsive to customers is to reduce red tape and allow them to compete with one another more aggressively.” “More licenses [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments