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

Productivity Commission Draft Report into agricultural red tape welcome

“Australian agriculture is worth over $50 billion each year to this country, but it is shackled by unnecessary and burdensome red tape,” said IPA research fellow Darcy Allen. These comments come after the release today of the Productivity Commission Draft Report into the Regulation of Agriculture. “Around two thirds of agricultural production is exported each [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

NSW Government’s Investment Scheme to reduce prisoner re-incarceration a good idea

“The NSW Government’s proposed social impact investment scheme could reduce re-incarceration numbers, crime and the financial costs associated with jail. The scheme could also improve the chances of prisoners finding work and becoming self-sufficient upon re-entry” said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The NSW government [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Miners identify red tape as major development roadblock

A new survey of Australian mining industry sentiment indicates that red tape remains one of the major obstacles to mining growth and development, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The Newport Consulting Mining Business Outlook 2016-17 survey showed nearly 1 in 4 of industry leaders interviewed said government needs to [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

10 ways for politicians to cut red tape

“The Australian economy is shackled by red tape, and our politicians must respond to it if they want growth in our economy,” says Darcy Allen, Research Fellow at the free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Today the IPA has released today a paper outlining ten red tape initiatives for the next Australian government. [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Labor’s Environmental Plan Will Worsen Green Tape On Business

The plan announced by the federal Labor opposition for Canberra to take over environmental approvals threatens to worsen Australia’s regulatory burden, according to free market think tank Institute of Public Affairs. “The proposal to water down the existing ‘one stop shop’ environmental approval process is effectively a Canberra takeover of project approvals, especially for larger [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

GOVERNMENTS SHOULD IMPLEMENT PC RECOMMENDATIONS TO EASE DIGITAL ECONOMY RED TAPE

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs welcomes the latest Productivity Commission report urging governments to ease red tape barriers against new digital platforms and technologies. “New innovative business models relying on digital platforms, such as Uber and Airbnb, are increasingly becoming a regular part of everyday Australians’ daily lives,” said IPA Senior [...]

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

LABOR RED TAPE APPRENTICESHIPS POLICY A HANDBRAKE ON GROWTH

“Labor’s policy to force a quota on apprentices for Commonwealth funded infrastructure projects is another example of harmful red tape,” says Evan Mulholland from the free market think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs. Last year’s Australian Infrastructure audit has found that demand on many key urban road and rail corridors is already projected to [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Labor’s trade red tape policy a tiny step in the right direction

“Labor’s commitment to reduce red tape in their trade policy is a welcome development, but it raises more questions than answers,” says Evan Mulholland, spokesperson for free market think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs. Today Labor announced their trade policy, which makes commitment to remove red tape barriers on rules of origin in trade [...]

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