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

By | July 28th, 2016|

‘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 [...]

Red tape review welcome, but more to be done

By | July 28th, 2016|

“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 [...]

Drive productivity through innovation

By | July 28th, 2016|

When digesting the Productivity Commission report into the regulation of agriculture, policymakers should redouble efforts to drive productivity growth through innovation. Specifically, reform efforts should centre on cutting red tape holding back new technologies. Agribusiness [...]

Tape tangle

By | July 28th, 2016|

CUTTING red-tape by adding red-tape: failed ecological central planning continues as the NSW government changes its native vegetation laws. Under proposed changes agricultural land would be demarcated according to risk to biodiversity. Development would be [...]

Red tape strangling opportunity

By | July 25th, 2016|

AUSTRALIA is supposed to be the land of the fair go. When someone wants to take on a new challenge, most of us cheer them on. This spirit is one of the things that makes [...]

Productivity Commission Draft Report into agricultural red tape welcome

By | July 21st, 2016|

“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 [...]

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

By | July 18th, 2016|

“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 [...]

Red tape the big hurdle for the mining industry

By | June 24th, 2016|

This week theMining Business Outlook 2016 by Newport Consulting outlined the challenges and opportunities facing 50 of Australia’s most prominent mining leaders. The report demonstrated beyond a doubt that cutting unnecessary red tape on mining [...]

Miners identify red tape as major development roadblock

By | June 21st, 2016|

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 [...]