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

IPA urges Minister Frydenberg to stay the course on anti-lawfare legislation

‘Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg should make repealing Section 487 of the EPBC Act a priority,’ said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Recent comments by Minister Frydenberg, reported by the Courier Mail on 28 July, suggests the Government may not re-introduce legislation that would [...]

By | July 28th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Red tape review welcome, but more to be done

“The recently announced Small Business Regulation Review is an overdue and welcome initiative by the Victorian Government to cut the red tape that is strangling the Victorian economy,” says Evan Mulholland from the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. This announcement follows the tabling of the Victorian Auditor General’s Office audit ‘Reducing [...]

By | July 28th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments