The $176 billion tax on our prosperity

By | May 11th, 2016|

This is the first of a series of papers investigating the dimensions of red tape costs in Australia. There is widespread concern that government red tape imposes substantial costs upon the Australian economy. These costs [...]

Submission to the Agriculture and Environment Committee relating to the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

By | April 27th, 2016|

Proposed changes to vegetation management law in Queensland are burdensome red tape, an erosion of the right to property, and breach a fundamental principle of the rule of law. These changes are representative of a [...]

Legal rights audit 2015

By | April 15th, 2016|

This report illustrates the increasing regulatory burden, and the extent to which legal rights continue to be breached in new laws passed every year. This has been measured by assessing the volume and content of [...]

Submission to Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016

By | March 21st, 2016|

The Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016 is welcome not just because it clears up two of the most archaic regulatory controls on the media, but also because it goes a long way to [...]