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 [...]

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 [...]