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 [...]

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 [...]