Address to the Pastoralists and Graziers Association 2016 Annual Convention by Chris Berg

Address to the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia 2016 Annual Convention Friday, 2 September 2016 at Crown Perth, Burswood Australia is a country with enormous potential. We have some of the most productive and technologically advanced primary industries in the world. While agriculture is only 2.3 per cent of GDP, Australian agriculture produces [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Adani decision shows we must repeal Section 487

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs have called for the repeal of Section 487 of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Act (EPBC) in light of the Federal Court decision to allow the approval of the Adani coal mine to stand. “The decision by the Federal Court is good for the environment, global [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

IPA submission welcomes PC call to cut farming red tape

“The Productivity Commission (PC) draft report on the Regulation of Agriculture shows what farmers have long known - duplicative and unnecessary red tape holds agriculture back,” said Darcy Allen, research fellow with free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. These comments come after the Institute of Public Affairs made a submission into the [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

IPA welcomes NSW Auditor General’s report on our red tape problem

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs welcomes new calls for improving New South Wales’ red tape reduction system, particularly relating to increased accountability, transparency and measurement of reform. These comments follow today’s release of the New South Wales Auditor-General’s report, Red tape reduction, which examined the effectiveness of recent efforts to prevent [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Victoria is introducing a $2 Uber tax and more red tape on progress

“Victoria can legalise ride-sharing without new taxes for consumers, and without new red tape for drivers,” said Aaron Lane, Legal Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today the Victorian government announced that it would establish a single commercial vehicle registration system that would apply to commercial passenger vehicles, taxis, hire cars and – importantly [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Good news! Queensland chooses farmers over red tape

“It’s fantastic that common sense prevailed and the Queensland parliament put farmers ahead of red tape,” said Daniel Wild, research fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs. The Palaszczuk government’s proposed changes to native vegetation would have prevented high-value agricultural land from being developed, made farmers potentially liable for following the mistaken advice of bureaucrats, [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Red tape holding back indigenous economic development

“The Palaszczuk Government should listen to the concerns of indigenous leaders and abandon its changes to native vegetation laws,” says Daniel Wild, research fellow with the free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The changes, to be debated in the Queensland parliament on Wednesday, remove land clearing permits for high-value agricultural development from Queensland's [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Attack on farmers and miners by green group bizarre and revealing

In radical but revealing comments published today, influential green group the Australian Conservation Foundation said: “To improve economic ­opportunity in remote Australia we have to start thinking outside the marginal and unimaginative industries of last century — big cattle, big agriculture and big mining — which are in fact the greatest threat to the area’s [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Ride sharing needs less red tape, not more

“Victoria should not regulate ride-sharing – it should remove red tape and let ride-sharing services flourish,” said Aaron lane, Legal Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday, submissions closed for the inquiry into ride sourcing services being conducted by the Economics and Infrastructure Committee of the Victorian Parliament. In December [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Have red tape reduction efforts worked? New evidence suggests not

New research shows that rising red tape costs and regulatory governance problems pose a threat to the competitiveness of Australian business, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. It has been ten years since the Howard Government’s landmark 2006 Taskforce on Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Business Inquiry. In the years since [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments