IPA welcomes Victorian auditor generals report on the need to reform red tape programs

By | May 25th, 2016|

The Institute of Public Affairs welcomes the calls for reform of red tape reduction programs in Victoria, including improved measurement, transparency and accountability across the system. These comments follow the tabling of the Victorian Auditor [...]

Election needs to focus on growing red tape state

By | May 25th, 2016|

New research by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has highlighted the need to reduce the red tape burden of Government agencies. Of the 1,181 Commonwealth entities and bodies, 497 are estimated [...]

Red tape stifling agricultural innovation for farmers

By | May 23rd, 2016|

The Institute of Public Affairs have welcomed recommendations by the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry report on agricultural innovation for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to investigate red tape requiring unmanned aerial vehicles to [...]

Worsening red tape harming Queensland’s economy

By | May 17th, 2016|

A survey of Queensland resource company CEOs which shows concerns about harmful red tape at a near-five year high should be a wake up call for the Queensland and Commonwealth governments", said Chris Berg, senior [...]

Budget allocates over 800 million dollars for more red tape: IPA

By | May 4th, 2016|

The Commonwealth budget allocates over $800 million in additional funding to big regulators to create more red tape, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "Handing more money to regulators such [...]

Bill Shorten’s red tape steel protectionism worst of both worlds

By | April 15th, 2016|

"Labor's plan to impose new regulation on steel used in government projects is an unholy alliance of protectionism and red tape", said Chris Berg, Senior Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Public [...]

Why the proposed tree laws are the very worst kind of red tape

By | April 7th, 2016|

The proposed vegetation clearing laws are red tape halting economic growth, suppressing entrepreneurship, and damaging our international competitiveness. The Palaszczuk government wants to plug supposed loopholes in vegetation management law. Their plugs, however, focus solely [...]

ATO tax reporting just another case of wasteful red tape: IPA

By | March 22nd, 2016|

The Australian Taxation Office's disclosure of large private company tax information does not meaningfully add to public transparency about the tax system and should be scrapped, according to free market think tank the Institute of [...]