The Case For Abolishing Occupational Licensing

Occupational licensing is government regulation of the conditions under which someone can legally practice an occupation. The requirements can relate to education attainment, experience, personal character, residency, and payment of membership fees to professional industry bodies. In Australia, many occupations require a license to legally operate, including doctors, lawyers, electricians, hair dressers, weed controllers, and [...]

By | June 15th, 2018|Blog, Submissions|0 Comments

Speech by Mrs Gina Rinehart at the American Chamber of Commerce SA 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Thank you April for such a lovely and warm introduction. Good evening Governor Hieu Van Le, Mrs Le, Premier Marshall, Acting US Ambassador James Carouso, our Kidman partner Mr Gui, Minister Canavan, Senator Bernardi, other Members of Parliament, distinguished guests and friends. It is an honour to be here with you tonight to mark AmCham’s [...]

By | June 13th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

How To Cut Red Tape And Save Billions Lost On Regulation

After years of government red tape reduction programs that have failed to halt the explosion of regulation, it’s time for a radical new approach. Here are five principles the government should follow to dramatically reduce the burden of overregulation currently costing the Australian economy $176 billion a year: eliminate the need for approvals and replace [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|Blog, Opinion pieces|0 Comments

Immediate And Radical Overhaul Of Regulatory System Needed To Boost Investment

New research released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs calls for a complete overhaul of Australia’s regulatory system in order to slash red tape and boost business investment in Australia. The Senate Standing Committee on Economics is currently undertaking an inquiry into impediments to business investment in Australia. “Business investment as [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|Blog, Media releases|0 Comments

New Book: Australia’s Red Tape Crisis

A new book by RMIT scholars Dr Darcy Allen and Dr Christopher Berg, ‘Australia’s Red Tape Crisis’ brings together contributions from economists, philosophers, politicians and legal experts to explore the economics, politics and culture of over-regulation, and defines a path for overcoming Australia’s red tape crisis. The book is being launched by the Institute of [...]

By | May 31st, 2018|Blog, Media releases|0 Comments

How British Columbia Defeated Red Tape – And How We Can Too

Gideon Rozner explains how British Columbia deregulated its way to a better economy and higher individual wages, and how Australia could do the same https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvyIwra1qWA&feature=youtu.be

By | March 20th, 2018|Blog, Opinion pieces, Red Tape Monitor|0 Comments

Regulations ‘send prices soaring, hitting the poor’

Daniel Wild's new report How Regulation and Red Tape Makes Families Poorer, was featured in the Australian on Monday, in a news story Regulations 'send prices soaring, hitting the poor'  by David Uren. An analysis by libertarian think tank the Institute of Public Affairs argues that the impact of regulation on the cost of services is [...]

By | March 15th, 2018|Blog, Media releases, Reports|0 Comments

How Regulation And Red Tape Makes Families Poorer

A new report released by the Institute of Public Affairs today, How Regulation and Red Tape Makes Families Poorer, authored by IPA Research Fellow, Daniel Wild, shows how government regulation and subsidies are driving up the prices of key household expenditure items and putting strain on family budgets. “Government intervention through regulation and subsidies has [...]

By | March 12th, 2018|Blog, Reports|0 Comments

The Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), Australia’s premier free market think tank, is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic and political freedom. The Parliamentary Research Brief programme is designed to provide politicians and policy makers around the country with succinct information on various policy areas. Our new research brief explains why the [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|Blog, Red Tape Monitor, Reports|0 Comments

Red Tape Costs Billions, So Let’s Black-list It

The government should make 2018 the year to rid us of burdensome, silly regulations. As Coalition MPs enjoy the summer respite after a tumultuous year in politics, Malcolm Turnbull is gearing up to reset the national agenda with a focus on economic prosperity. To that end, the Prime Minister should put red tape reduction at [...]

By | January 5th, 2018|Blog, Red Tape Monitor, Reports|0 Comments