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James Paterson

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Deputy Executive Director

James Paterson is the Deputy Executive Director. Previously, he served as Editor of the IPA Review and Director of Development and Communications. James has appeared on ABC's Q&A, Sky News, ABCNews24, 774 Melbourne and 3AW. James' research and analysis has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Herald Sun, The Courier Mail, The Spectator and Quadrant.

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Today's red tape cuts need to go further

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

The cost of federal government regulation was $65 billion in 2013-14, representing 4.2% of GDP, according to the release of today's Autumn Repeal Day report. This report by the federal government announced a further $305 million in net red tape...

Mounting evidence of a red tape emergency in Australia

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

This briefing document pulls together recent evidence of the growing regulatory burden faced by Australian businesses. The first page of the briefing document covers today's exclusive new IPA poll results in more detail. In today's exclusive poll...

Australians say there is too much government regulation on business

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

A new Galaxy poll, conducted exclusively for the Institute of Public Affairs, shows that 48% of Australians have said that there is too much government regulation on Australian businesses. Only 18% have said that there is not too much government...

South Australians think there is too much government regulation

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

A new Galaxy poll, conducted exclusively for the Institute of Public Affairs, shows that 61% of South Australians have said that there is too much government regulation on Australian businesses. Only 8% have said that there is not too much...

74 per cent of businesses report government regulation is hurting them

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

"Today's ACCI business survey confirms the IPA's warnings that excessive red tape is strangling the Australian economy. More needs to be done to reduce the compliance burden on Australian businesses," says James Paterson, Deputy Executive Director...

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No place for laws aimed at race

Ideas & Liberty | James Paterson
The Australian 16th April, 2015

The idea all people are equal and must not be divided by their race, their religion or their gender is the legacy of liberal democracy and the...

Liberals shouldn't have abandoned their principles

Governance & Service Provision | James Paterson
The Age 2nd December, 2014

Losing government after one term is a tragedy for Victorian Liberals. But they should be even more disappointed that they didn't use the four years...

Scorched earth as the ABC defends its digital empire

Ideas & Liberty | James Paterson
Australian Financial Review 26th November, 2014

ABC managing director Mark Scott's response to the Abbott government's funding cuts demonstrates exactly why the public broadcaster is long overdue...

The ABC debate: we have Mamamia and BuzzFeed, we don't need the ABC anymore

| James Paterson
Crikey 24th October, 2014

The arguments for a publicly funded ABC are weaker today than they ever have been. If there ever were a persuasive case for a lavishly...

Environment of fear as ABC fails bias test

Media, Telecommunications and IT Unit | James Paterson
The Australian 12th August, 2014

THE ABC is not like any other broadcaster. With more than $1 billion in public funding, we rightly demand the ABC be rigorously fair, balanced and...