Red Tape Blog

2012, 2017

Our Work on Red Tape in 2017

By | December 20th, 2017|

Daniel Wild explains the impact our work on Red Tape has had in 2017.

3011, 2017

The Turnbull Government Is Punishing The Poor

By | November 30th, 2017|

American lawyer and politician Gideon J Tucker once observed that ‘no man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session’. Given the ceaseless rapacity of Australian governments, one could say that [...]

3011, 2017

New Businesses Fallen By 60 Per Cent: Government Report

By | November 30th, 2017|

A new report from the Department of Industry has found that the Australian entrepreneurship downturn is worse than previously thought. Earlier this month the IPA’s new report on entrepreneurship, Reigniting Australia’s Entrepreneurial Flame, found that there were 15,000 fewer new businesses created in 2016 than in [...]

2811, 2017

Think Long And Hard Before Banning Short Stays

By | November 28th, 2017|

As in so many industries, the so-called “sharing economy” has brought seismic change to the tourism market. The rise of platforms such as Airbnb and Stayz has seen a massive expansion in short-stay accommodation, offering [...]

2111, 2017

Why Proposed ‘Reforms’ To Consumer Leases Are Just More Red Tape

By | November 21st, 2017|

New research by the Institute of Public Affairs explains why the Turnbull Government’s proposed changes to consumer lease regulation would amount to unnecessary red tape. The rental of household goods and appliances is an industry [...]

1211, 2017

Australia’s Threatened Future

By | November 12th, 2017|

Australia's economic prosperity is under threat through red tape. The IPA's Matthew Lesh explains why this is, and what we can do to change it.

811, 2017

Australia’s Red Tape Crisis

By | November 8th, 2017|

The IPA's Daniel Wild explains the full scope of Australia's red tape problem. For more on this issue, read Daniel's new report:

711, 2017

IPA Report: Red Tape Reaches Crisis Point In Australia

By | November 7th, 2017|

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today released a new landmark report, Barriers to Prosperity: Red Tape and the Regulatory State in Australia, authored by IPA research fellow Daniel Wild, which [...]

711, 2017

Barriers To Prosperity: Red Tape And The Regulatory State In Australia

By | November 7th, 2017|

Australia has experienced 26 years of unbroken economic growth. However, this aggregate figure masks stagnant wages growth and a deterioration in the living standards of many in the Australian middle class. The central cause of [...]

611, 2017

When it comes to red tape reduction, there’s reason to be hopeful

By | November 6th, 2017|

Last Friday night, IPA Director of Policy, Simon Breheny, appeared on Sky TV to discuss the upcoming Queensland election and some of the election commitments that had been put forward. When Simon expressed his enthusiasm [...]