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 all legislation passed by the federal parliament in 2015.

In 2015, 6,482 pages of new legislation was passed by the federal government, across 177 acts of parliament. Every page of legislation that parliament passes adds to the mountains of red tape already stifling economic productivity and living standards.

Our research is an audit of federal legislation passed in 2015, building on previous research which audited all extant legislation at the end of 2014.