Red tape leads to an uncertain future for the ACT

A new Sensis survey has found that business confidence in the ACT has sharply declined, with one in five businesses reporting being worried about the future. In addition to falling sales, red tape was identified as a key contributor to the increased uncertainty. Despite this, the survey found that the ACT Barr Government is perceived [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Vic Government forcing more red tape on farmers

The Victorian state government is moving to implement 37 recommendations from the Animal Industries Advisory Committee (AIAC). The AIAC was created by the Andrews Government in 2015 to conduct a year-long review of the state’s planning processes. The purpose of the reforms is to provide greater clarity and consistency in Victoria’s planning regulatory system, with [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Medical red tape nightmare

GP Dr Aniello Iannuzzi writes a guest blog on an array of media red tape. Just as the nausea from the “Mediscare” election propaganda appeared in abeyance, we have once again seen doctor-bashing come to the fore. Despite bulk-billing rates being at record highs, according to the narrative of the chattering classes, the greedy doctors are [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Red tape strangling media industry

Chairman of the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association, Tony Shepherd, has called for reform of Australia’s media laws. Mr. Shepard made the case that Australian media is over-regulated: “There are regulations giving Canberra a say in what must be spent on TV drama, or how media companies may and may not earn revenue. There [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

New MP becomes instant red tape champion with maiden speech

Newly elected MP for the electorate of Brisbane, Trevor Evans, has called for red tape reform in his maiden speech. Mr. Evans voiced particular concern for the effects of red tape on small business: “If decision-makers do not properly comprehend the needs and the potential of small business, or if they think first and foremost [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Become the Saviour of the Strangled

Malcolm Turnbull’s Coalition Government has fired up with a 25 point battle plan to prepare an “acid test” for Labor to support their agenda. The PM will ask his Coalition colleagues to approve of this battle plan today before presenting the bills to Parliament this week. The list of 25 includes things such as The [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Petrol price gouging? Nope, just more red tape

Today in the Australian Caltex Australia chief executive Julian Segal hit back at competition watchdog who accused them of price gouging. Claiming that it is in fact, red tape increasing petrol prices at individual service stations. “You are talking about sites that have to handle hazardous substances and the level of regulation, rightly so, is [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Government must address red tape in mining

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan, has announced a series of government investments to promote the growth of the mining industry. Canavan stated that the “peak of mining investment is over” as a result of falling commodity prices, job losses, and some mining companies experiencing debt issues. Canavan spoke optimistically about the future [...]

By | August 22nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Regulator Acknowledges Need For Less Regulation

The Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA) has endorsed reducing red tape in Australia’s aviation industry. This recommendation comes in response to industry accusations that regulatory complexity is contributing to the sector’s decline. The regulator’s stance was prompted by the recent publication of data by industry advocacy group, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). The [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Outdated media laws from the 80’s are just red tape

Labor’s new Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland says her Party needs a comprehensive look at the state of the Australian media landscape before deciding whether abolish the two-out-of-three rule, which prevents media organisations from owning a TV station, radio network and newspaper in the same market . The 2 out of 3 cross media ownership [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments