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When it comes to red tape reduction, there’s reason to be hopeful

Last Friday night, IPA Director of Policy, Simon Breheny, appeared on Sky TV to discuss the upcoming Queensland election and some of the election commitments that had been put forward. When Simon expressed his enthusiasm and support for the State Opposition’s pledge to cut red tape by twenty percent, he was met with a range [...]

By |2021-11-12T11:55:46+11:00November 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Victorian Government review to cut red tape

The announcement by the Victorian Government of a review into regulation of the retail sector is a welcome and timely one. It comes on the back of other promising signs by the Victorian Government when it comes to over regulation of the Victorian economy, such as the Andrews Government accepting every one of the recent [...]

By |2016-07-29T14:32:12+10:00July 29th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Runaway runway red tape

In the 1980’s, President Reagan remarked that the nine most terrifying words in the English language were "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." A similar thought must occur to the thousands of people involved in the Australian aviation industry every time they receive an email from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) [...]

By |2021-11-12T11:55:48+11:00July 26th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

DFAT Red tape efforts welcome but time to cut the burden on those outside the department

The release of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) review into red tape shows how government is affected by onerous and unnecessary regulation but the bigger issue is the effects of this red tape on outside businesses and individuals. The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), Australia’s leading free market think tank, is already undertaking [...]

By |2016-07-01T12:21:02+10:00July 1st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Red tape initiative # 9 – Commit to implementing the remaining recommendations of the Belcher review relating to whole-of-government red tape.

It shouldn’t be any surprise that government departments even place red tape on each other. In 2015, a whole-of-government review, by former public servant Barbara Belcher, was undertaken into reducing internal government red tape and regulation. The Belcher Review made 134 recommendations which all federal government departments accepted. While many of these recommendations have already [...]

By |2016-06-23T16:40:28+10:00June 22nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Less red tape and simpler regulation coming to Parramatta

The announcement by the NSW Government that they would hold a trial to simplify applications for cafés, restaurants and small bars in Parramatta is a welcome step in the right direction. At present it can take up to nine months just to complete the paperwork for these businesses (and that doesn’t include the public consultation [...]

By |2016-06-02T15:49:04+10:00June 2nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments
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