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The rash of red tape is spreading like a disease

By | November 10th, 2017|

Originally appeared in the Daily Telegraph The crippling effects of red tape on the economy are unfortunately not restricted to the NSW housing sector. As chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Red Tape, I [...]

Growth in Threatened Species Lists a Threat to WA Regional Development and Jobs

By | November 2nd, 2017|

The negative impact of environmental regulations on jobs, investments and development in Western Australia were highlighted in a new report released by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The delay to the [...]

Senate Committee Report Confirms Red Tape Strangling The Australian Economy

By | October 19th, 2017|

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the recommendations from the Select Committee on Red Tape interim report: Effect of red tape on environmental assessment and approvals. “The Senate Committee’s report [...]

Australia Is One Of The Most Hostile Nations For Business Investment And Job Creation

By | September 28th, 2017|

Australia continues its slide down the global competitiveness rankings on key areas such as taxes, regulations, and energy supply, according to the latest World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index Report released on the 26th of September. [...]

IPA welcomes PC call to cut farming red tape

By | March 28th, 2017|

“The Productivity Commission’s final report, Regulation of Australian Agriculture, shows that red tape is the biggest factor undermining prosperity in the agricultural sector,” said Daniel Wild, research fellow with free market think tank the Institute [...]

Australia must follow United States and cut red tape

By | February 1st, 2017|

“President Donald Trump announced today that his Administration will significantly reduce red tape on job-creating businesses. Australia must implement serious reforms to reduce the $176 billion cost red tape is imposing on our economy, or [...]

Australia should follow the United States and cut red tape

By | November 23rd, 2016|

“Australia must follow President-Elect Donald Trump’s plan to cut red tape otherwise we will be rendered uncompetitive and unable to attract global investment,” said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow with the free-market think tank, the Institute [...]

IPA welcomes Senate Select Committee on red tape

By | October 11th, 2016|

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs welcomes Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm's establishment of a Senate Select Committee into Australia's red tape problem. "Red tape is Australia's most pressing economic challenge. This [...]

Xenophon wrong and opportunistic on drone rules

By | October 6th, 2016|

“Nick Xenophon is wrong to try to disallow new drone regulations” said Darcy Allen, Research Fellow at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The changes made by the Civil Aviation Safety [...]