Research

The Case For Abolishing Occupational Licensing

By | June 15th, 2018|

Occupational licensing is government regulation of the conditions under which someone can legally practice an occupation. The requirements can relate to education attainment, experience, personal character, residency, and payment of membership fees to professional industry [...]

Regulations ‘send prices soaring, hitting the poor’

By | March 15th, 2018|

Daniel Wild's new report How Regulation and Red Tape Makes Families Poorer, was featured in the Australian on Monday, in a news story Regulations 'send prices soaring, hitting the poor'  by David Uren. An analysis by [...]

How Regulation And Red Tape Makes Families Poorer

By | March 12th, 2018|

A new report released by the Institute of Public Affairs today, How Regulation and Red Tape Makes Families Poorer, authored by IPA Research Fellow, Daniel Wild, shows how government regulation and subsidies are driving up [...]

The Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017

By | February 14th, 2018|

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), Australia’s premier free market think tank, is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic and political freedom. The Parliamentary Research Brief programme is designed to provide politicians [...]

Red Tape Costs Billions, So Let’s Black-list It

By | January 5th, 2018|

The government should make 2018 the year to rid us of burdensome, silly regulations. As Coalition MPs enjoy the summer respite after a tumultuous year in politics, Malcolm Turnbull is gearing up to reset the [...]

Why Proposed ‘Reforms’ To Consumer Leases Are Just More Red Tape

By | November 21st, 2017|

New research by the Institute of Public Affairs explains why the Turnbull Government’s proposed changes to consumer lease regulation would amount to unnecessary red tape. The rental of household goods and appliances is an industry [...]

IPA Report: Red Tape Reaches Crisis Point In Australia

By | November 7th, 2017|

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today released a new landmark report, Barriers to Prosperity: Red Tape and the Regulatory State in Australia, authored by IPA research fellow Daniel Wild, which [...]

Barriers To Prosperity: Red Tape And The Regulatory State In Australia

By | November 7th, 2017|

Australia has experienced 26 years of unbroken economic growth. However, this aggregate figure masks stagnant wages growth and a deterioration in the living standards of many in the Australian middle class. The central cause of [...]

Reigniting Australia’s Entrepreneurial Flame: Finding The Missing 275,000 Businesses

By | November 5th, 2017|

The Institute of Public Affairs has tracked the state of entrepreneurship in Australia since 2014. This research was developed by Dom Talimanidis, the IPA’s former Ian Mence Fellow for Entrepreneurship, and is now part of [...]