Labor’s Childcare Policy A Red Tape Nightmare

“Labor’s childcare policy fails to address the most critical roadblock to affordable childcare – regulation and red tape,” said Dr Mikayla Novak, Senior Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Labor’s childcare policy, which was announced over the weekend, includes mandatory fee reporting, giving the ACCC powers to monitor and report [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Seafood labelling means higher prices and more red tape

"The New South Wales government's plan to impose country of origin labels on seafood in restaurants will harm competition, raise prices and add to Australia's $176 billion annual cost of red tape," said Daniel Wild, research fellow for free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Last week NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant announced [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

IPA welcomes Victorian auditor generals report on the need to reform red tape programs

The Institute of Public Affairs welcomes the calls for reform of red tape reduction programs in Victoria, including improved measurement, transparency and accountability across the system. These comments follow the tabling of the Victorian Auditor General's Office (VAGO) audit of ‘Reducing the Red Tape Burden' in Victoria today. The audit examined the effectiveness of Victorian [...]

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

Election needs to focus on growing red tape state

New research by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has highlighted the need to reduce the red tape burden of Government agencies. Of the 1,181 Commonwealth entities and bodies, 497 are estimated to be involved in policy design or enforcement of the federal regulatory system. 444 government bodies established by the Rudd [...]

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

Red tape stifling agricultural innovation for farmers

The Institute of Public Affairs have welcomed recommendations by the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry report on agricultural innovation for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to investigate red tape requiring unmanned aerial vehicles to be flown within visual line of sight, with a view to amending the rules to enable agricultural producers to use [...]

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

Worsening red tape harming Queensland’s economy

A survey of Queensland resource company CEOs which shows concerns about harmful red tape at a near-five year high should be a wake up call for the Queensland and Commonwealth governments", said Chris Berg, senior fellow at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The survey, published by the Queensland Resources Council [...]

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

Budget allocates over 800 million dollars for more red tape: IPA

The Commonwealth budget allocates over $800 million in additional funding to big regulators to create more red tape, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "Handing more money to regulators such as the ATO and ASIC will only worsen our red tape problem," says IPA Research Fellow Darcy Allen. "A new [...]

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

Bill Shorten’s red tape steel protectionism worst of both worlds

"Labor's plan to impose new regulation on steel used in government projects is an unholy alliance of protectionism and red tape", said Chris Berg, Senior Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday Bill Shorten released a six-point plan for the steel industry which would create new regulations on steel used [...]

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

ATO tax reporting just another case of wasteful red tape: IPA

The Australian Taxation Office's disclosure of large private company tax information does not meaningfully add to public transparency about the tax system and should be scrapped, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "The ATO information on taxes paid by more than 300 large Australian owned private companies has only just [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments