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Red tape holding back indigenous economic development

“The Palaszczuk Government should listen to the concerns of indigenous leaders and abandon its changes to native vegetation laws,” says Daniel Wild, research fellow with the free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The changes, to be debated in the Queensland parliament on Wednesday, remove land clearing permits for high-value agricultural development from Queensland's [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Attack on farmers and miners by green group bizarre and revealing

In radical but revealing comments published today, influential green group the Australian Conservation Foundation said: “To improve economic ­opportunity in remote Australia we have to start thinking outside the marginal and unimaginative industries of last century — big cattle, big agriculture and big mining — which are in fact the greatest threat to the area’s [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Excessive Bureaucracy a Key Issue for Business According to Latest Survey

The latest Sensis survey of small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) provides further evidence that excessive bureaucracy – ‘red-tape’ –  is a substantial and widespread issue across the economy. Indeed, red-tape was reported as a major concern across almost all jurisdictions. For example, the report notes: The main complaint about the Victorian Government is regarding [...]

By | July 28th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Tape tangle

CUTTING red-tape by adding red-tape: failed ecological central planning continues as the NSW government changes its native vegetation laws. Under proposed changes agricultural land would be demarcated according to risk to biodiversity. Development would be allowed in ‘lower-risk’ areas, but bound up in ‘higher-risk’ areas. Development on higher-risk areas would need to be offset by [...]

By | July 28th, 2016|Opinion pieces|0 Comments

Red tape strangling opportunity

AUSTRALIA is supposed to be the land of the fair go. When someone wants to take on a new challenge, most of us cheer them on. This spirit is one of the things that makes Australia so great. But the decision by the Baird government on Wednesday to retain red-tape barriers to becoming a hairdresser [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Opinion pieces|0 Comments

NSW Government’s Investment Scheme to reduce prisoner re-incarceration a good idea

“The NSW Government’s proposed social impact investment scheme could reduce re-incarceration numbers, crime and the financial costs associated with jail. The scheme could also improve the chances of prisoners finding work and becoming self-sufficient upon re-entry” said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The NSW government [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

IPA welcomes ACCI call to cut red tape

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) welcomes the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (ACCI) call on the next government to reduce red tape. In an op-ed in the Herald Sun today, Mr James Pearson – the Chief Executive of ACCI – notes that in the past decade Australia has slipped from 10th to 21st [...]

By | July 1st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Cutting red tape is good for tourism in South Australia

The South Australian government takes a pro-growth and pro-competition attitude to tourism. In welcome news, the South Australian Government has confirmed it will not impose more red-tape on the accommodation sharing service, Airbnb. On 7 June the Deputy Premier of South Australia said he was making it clear that a person’s period of stay in [...]

By | June 9th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Uber and safety

We already know that Uber is great for consumers by providing competition to traditional taxis, thereby lowering prices and increasing choice and convenience But many have argued that more red-tape is needed for the ride-sharing service to protect consumers from inappropriate and potentially illegal behaviour. But new research by economists Sean Mulholland and Angela Dills [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Seafood labelling means higher prices and more red tape

"The New South Wales government's plan to impose country of origin labels on seafood in restaurants will harm competition, raise prices and add to Australia's $176 billion annual cost of red tape," said Daniel Wild, research fellow for free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Last week NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant announced [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments