Red Tape Blog

1210, 2016

Medical red tape nightmare

By | October 12th, 2016|

GP Dr Aniello Iannuzzi writes a guest blog on an array of media red tape. Just as the nausea from the “Mediscare” election propaganda appeared in abeyance, we have once again seen doctor-bashing come to the [...]

2209, 2016

Red tape strangling media industry

By | September 22nd, 2016|

Chairman of the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association, Tony Shepherd, has called for reform of Australia’s media laws. Mr. Shepard made the case that Australian media is over-regulated: “There are regulations giving Canberra a [...]

2109, 2016

New MP becomes instant red tape champion with maiden speech

By | September 21st, 2016|

Newly elected MP for the electorate of Brisbane, Trevor Evans, has called for red tape reform in his maiden speech. Mr. Evans voiced particular concern for the effects of red tape on small business: “If [...]

2908, 2016

Become the Saviour of the Strangled

By | August 29th, 2016|

Malcolm Turnbull’s Coalition Government has fired up with a 25 point battle plan to prepare an “acid test” for Labor to support their agenda. The PM will ask his Coalition colleagues to approve of this [...]

2408, 2016

Petrol price gouging? Nope, just more red tape

By | August 24th, 2016|

Today in the Australian Caltex Australia chief executive Julian Segal hit back at competition watchdog who accused them of price gouging. Claiming that it is in fact, red tape increasing petrol prices at individual service [...]

2208, 2016

Government must address red tape in mining

By | August 22nd, 2016|

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan, has announced a series of government investments to promote the growth of the mining industry. Canavan stated that the “peak of mining investment is over” as a [...]

1508, 2016

Regulator Acknowledges Need For Less Regulation

By | August 15th, 2016|

The Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA) has endorsed reducing red tape in Australia’s aviation industry. This recommendation comes in response to industry accusations that regulatory complexity is contributing to the sector’s decline. The regulator’s [...]

1008, 2016

Outdated media laws from the 80’s are just red tape

By | August 10th, 2016|

Labor’s new Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland says her Party needs a comprehensive look at the state of the Australian media landscape before deciding whether abolish the two-out-of-three rule, which prevents media organisations from owning [...]

808, 2016

From the paddock to the plate, red tape harming agriculture – says Senator Smith

By | August 8th, 2016|

An opinion piece by Senator Dean Smith in the Australian Financial Review on the lessons from the Productivity Commission's draft report on agricultural regulation makes some critical points on how agriculture is being burdened by [...]

408, 2016

Activists telling porkies

By | August 4th, 2016|

Australia’s pork industry has spoken out against red tape. In response to the Productivity Commission’s draft report into agricultural red tape, Australian Pork Limited CEO, Andrew Spencer, has criticised regulatory complexity for failing to prevent [...]