The Case For Abolishing Occupational Licensing

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 bodies. In Australia, many occupations require a license to legally operate, including doctors, lawyers, electricians, hair dressers, weed controllers, and [...]

By |2021-11-12T11:55:46+11:00June 15th, 2018|Blog, Submissions|0 Comments

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

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 underemployment are at record highs. Red tape is the central factor contributing to this economic malaise. The IPA calculated that [...]

By |2017-11-13T12:55:24+11:00June 8th, 2017|Submissions|0 Comments

Submission to the Agriculture and Environment Committee relating to the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 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 red tape trend in Queensland and across Australia hindering our economic growth, prosperity and development. The Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and [...]

By |2021-11-12T11:55:49+11:00April 27th, 2016|Submissions|0 Comments

Submission to Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 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 abandoning one of the core beliefs that has characterised media regulation in Australia: the idea that the government should seek [...]

By |2021-11-12T11:55:49+11:00March 21st, 2016|Submissions|0 Comments
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