Red Tape Blog

511, 2017

Reigniting Australia’s Entrepreneurial Flame: Finding The Missing 275,000 Businesses

By | November 5th, 2017|

The Institute of Public Affairs has tracked the state of entrepreneurship in Australia since 2014. This research was developed by Dom Talimanidis, the IPA’s former Ian Mence Fellow for Entrepreneurship, and is now part of [...]

211, 2017

Why We’ll Get More Red Tape And Interference Under Re-elected ALP

By | November 2nd, 2017|

More red tape, bureaucratic interference, and confiscation of private land is on the cards under a re-elected Palaszczuk government. The Palaszczuk government has committed to re-introducing native vegetation regulations, which were rejected by the Queensland [...]

1010, 2017

The IPA’s Simon Breheny Slams Ridiculous Council Red Tape on 3AW

By | October 10th, 2017|

A small business owner in Maribynong wanted to attach an A3 sized sign to his home to promote his own business. Sounds simple right? Well, the Maribyrnong Council wants to charge him over $1200 for the privilege. [...]

2606, 2017

Council Agricultural Scheme Will Hurt Farmers

By | June 26th, 2017|

A regional NSW local government has put forth a proposal which, despite aiming to help farmers, would actually make them worse off. Wollondilly Shire Council is considering the implementation of an “Agricultural Enterprise Credit Scheme” [...]

1905, 2017

Bureaucracy Shuts Down Child’s Cake Stall

By | May 19th, 2017|

A nine-year-old girl in Logan City Council, Queensland, has been forced to give up her wish to run a homemade cake stall because of exorbitant overregulation from state and local governments. The young entrepreneur, Tara McVeigh, [...]

2804, 2017

Abolish Airline Cabotage Restrictions

By | April 28th, 2017|

Australia’s airline cabotage laws are outdated and contrary to the interests of consumers. The term ‘cabotage’ is typically used in the context of airline and shipping industries, and refers to the right to transport passengers [...]

604, 2017

Charities Take A Stand Against Red Tape

By | April 6th, 2017|

More than 100 not-for-profit organisations have formed a coalition in an effort to fix the sector’s burdensome and inefficient regulatory system. In an open letter to both state and federal governments, the coalition stated: “The [...]

1603, 2017

Agriculture Burdened By “Crippling” Red Tape

By | March 16th, 2017|

A new submission by the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has found that Victorian agriculture is being held back by excessive regulation. VCCI chief executive, Mark Stone, stated that the industry is overdue [...]

1003, 2017

South Australia Moves To Cut Red Tape

By | March 10th, 2017|

The South Australian government will hold its second annual Simplify Day in August this year, for the purpose of “cutting unnecessary red tape and removing outdated and redundant legislation.” The government is seeking input from [...]

2302, 2017

“Back in Business: Queensland Reforms Trading Hours”

By | February 23rd, 2017|

The oppressive nature of trading hours’ restrictions on Queensland businesses has long been known. However, state premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has recognised the need for reforming these archaic laws. Regulating trading hours reduces the capacity of [...]