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Adani decision shows we must repeal Section 487

By | August 29th, 2016|

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 [...]

IPA submission welcomes PC call to cut farming red tape

By | August 25th, 2016|

“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 [...]

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

By | August 25th, 2016|

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 [...]

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

By | August 23rd, 2016|

“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 [...]

Good news! Queensland chooses farmers over red tape

By | August 19th, 2016|

“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 [...]

Red tape holding back indigenous economic development

By | August 15th, 2016|

“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 [...]

Attack on farmers and miners by green group bizarre and revealing

By | August 11th, 2016|

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 [...]

Ride sharing needs less red tape, not more

By | August 9th, 2016|

“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 [...]

Have red tape reduction efforts worked? New evidence suggests not

By | August 4th, 2016|

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 [...]