Research

Decentralising The Protection Of Australian Threatened Species

By | October 23rd, 2017|

With business creation and investment in Australia in precipitous decline, it is critical that all levels of Australian government undertake reforms to reduce red tape to achieve minimum best practice regulation. Environmental law in Australia [...]

Submission To The Senate Red Tape Inquiry Into Environmental Assessments And Approvals

By | June 8th, 2017|

Australia has experienced 26 years of unbroken economic growth, but with little to show for it. Business investment is declining, and wages growth and new business start-ups are at record lows, while public debt and [...]

Reducing Red Tape In Australia – One In Two Out Rule

By | June 8th, 2017|

Red tape costs the Australian economy $176 billion, 11 per cent of GDP, each year in foregone economic output. Similarly, in the US red tape is estimated to cost $2 trillion annually, or 12 per [...]

The Growth Of Federal Environmental Law 1971 To 2016

By | June 8th, 2017|

Red tape costs the Australian economy at least $176 billion, or 11 per cent of GDP, each year in foregone economic output. Environmental red tape and regulation in particular has grown significantly in recent decades. [...]

Liquor Licensing: Red Tape On Australian Businesses

By | June 8th, 2017|

Workplace relations, taxation and the regulation of alcohol are only some of the costly and complex burdens facing Australian hospitality and related industries. This paper is an enquiry into one subset of these burdens, liquor [...]

The Case For Cutting Red Tape On Drones

By | June 8th, 2017|

From videography and construction, to the age-old primary industries of agriculture and mining, drones hold remarkable potential to revolutionise many Australian industries. From 29 September 2016 regulatory changes by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) [...]

How Activists Use Red Tape To Stop Development And Jobs

By | June 8th, 2017|

Section 487 (s. 487) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act extends special legal privileges to green groups to challenge federal environmental project approvals, even when their private rights are not directly affected [...]

Research Report – International Competitiveness and Over-Regulation

By | August 4th, 2016|

It has been ten years since the Howard government’s landmark Taskforce on Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Business inquiry. However, despite much apparent effort, on a number of international measures Australia’s red tape performance has slipped [...]

The Red Tape State

By | May 26th, 2016|

As of the end of April 2016, the commonwealth government maintained an estimated 1,181 entities, bodies, and administrative relationships. Of those 1,181 entities and bodies, 497 are estimated to be involved in policy design or [...]