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, [...]

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 [...]