Red Tape Blog

1502, 2017

Minor Party Voters Support Cutting Red Tape

By | February 15th, 2017|

A new Essential Research poll has shown that minor party voters believe that Australia is over-regulated. While across all Australian voters, 33 per cent think we have too much regulation, for minor party voters the [...]

3001, 2017

Charities Burdened By Red Tape

By | January 30th, 2017|

Australian charities are being obstructed by red tape because of inconsistency and duplication between state and federal regulators. Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Andrew Leigh, called for charity regulation to be standardised between state and federal governments: [...]

2501, 2017

Common Sense Prevails On Cameco Project

By | January 25th, 2017|

The government of Western Australia has opted to conditionally approve Cameco’s uranium mining project in Yeelirrie despite opposition from the Environment Protection Authority (EPA). The EPA previously declined to support the project on the grounds [...]

2301, 2017

New Premier Endorses Red Tape Reduction

By | January 23rd, 2017|

On her very first day in office, newly-appointed Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, has spoken in favour of cutting red tape. Ms. Berejiklian stated: “There is opportunity for us to reduce that waste and duplication [...]

1601, 2017

Property Council Calls For Red Tape Reduction

By | January 16th, 2017|

The Property Council of Australia (PCA) has voiced its support for the NSW state government’s plan to amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) to streamline the approval process for new housing [...]

1201, 2017

Victorian Farmers Concerned About Red Tape Increase

By | January 12th, 2017|

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has once again spoken out against proposed state government reforms which would increase red tape, following on from their criticism last October. VFF President David Jochinke stated: “We have argued for [...]

912, 2016

Young Family’s Aspiration Held Hostage By Red Tape

By | December 9th, 2016|

Plans to develop a prominent farm in the Kimberley region of Western Australia have been significantly delayed because of red tape. In 2014, the Western Australian Government selected Matt and Melanie Gray to develop a [...]

212, 2016

Gender Regulation Defaming Businesses

By | December 2nd, 2016|

Self-storage businessman, Sam Kennard, has spoken out against intrusive and unnecessary regulation. Mr. Kennard’s business was publicly listed by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) after it failed to submit a “gender equality indicators” report. [...]

1111, 2016

Trump Presidency Shows Promise For Red Tape Reduction

By | November 11th, 2016|

Red tape reform could be on the agenda in the US following the election of Donald Trump. Trump made red tape reduction a key part of his economic plan during the campaign, repeatedly speaking of [...]

211, 2016

Agricultural red tape cut in WA

By | November 2nd, 2016|

The state government of Western Australia is streamlining agricultural regulation, reducing burdensome requirements on growers. Areas of reform include aerial spraying, with the government simplifying the licensing process and eliminating inefficient administrative provisions. Agriculture and [...]