10 ways for politicians to cut red tape

By | June 21st, 2016|

“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 [...]

Labor’s Environmental Plan Will Worsen Green Tape On Business

By | June 17th, 2016|

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 [...]

Australia isn’t immune to the Brexit debate

By | June 15th, 2016|

OPINION By Chris Berg The European Union represents the worst inclinations of modern government - heavily bureaucratic, deliberately undemocratic, meddling and interventionist. Australian policymakers should not imagine that British discontent with Brussels has no lessons [...]


By | June 15th, 2016|

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 [...]


By | June 14th, 2016|

“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 [...]

Let’s get rid of this suffocating bureaucracy

By | June 8th, 2016|

POLITICIANS often claim Australia can be “the food bowl of Asia”. Why, then, do they keep wrapping our farmers in red tape? The Federal Government recently released its yearly score card of changes in the [...]

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

By | June 7th, 2016|

“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. [...]

Labor’s Childcare Policy A Red Tape Nightmare

By | June 6th, 2016|

“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 [...]

Seafood labelling means higher prices and more red tape

By | June 1st, 2016|

"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, [...]