Cian Hussey

Adjunct Fellow

Cian Hussey joined the Institute of Public Affairs as a Research Associate in 2019.

He is interested in the impacts of red tape on small businesses and the broader economy. His work at the IPA focuses on using RegData Australia to quantitatively analyse the impacts of regulation.

Cian received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Notre Dame Australia, majoring in Politics and International Relations.

“Scott Morrison Is Right To Focus On Jobs”
26 May 2020

“Scott Morrison Is Right To Focus On Jobs”

A daily email by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, providing the latest economic data and policy measures for journalists, commentators and IPA members. Daily IPA comment on Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s National Press Club speech, attributable to Cian Hussey, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs: “Scott Morrison is right to focus on jobs. Getting
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“The $176 Billion Red Tape Burden Is One Australia Can Simply No Longer Afford
6 May 2020

“The $176 Billion Red Tape Burden Is One Australia Can Simply No Longer Afford

A daily email by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, providing the latest economic data and policy measures for journalists, commentators and IPA members. Daily IPA comment, attributable to Cian Hussey, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs: “Allowing businesses to reopen and Australians to get back to work must be the priority of both state
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Guardian Australia Reporting On Green Tape Inaccurate And Misleading
1 May 2020

Guardian Australia Reporting On Green Tape Inaccurate And Misleading

In an article today, the Guardian Australia outline a flawed critique of the Institute of Public Affairs’ latest research report The Growth and Complexity of Environmental Regulation. The report is based on a quantitative analysis of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 conducted using RegData. RegData is a method of counting the number of regulatory restrictions in a
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445% Increase In Federal Enviornmental Regulation Since 2000
24 April 2020

445% Increase In Federal Enviornmental Regulation Since 2000

“The Morrison government must slash environmental red tape to boost business investment and job creation in the post-coronavirus economy,” said Cian Hussey, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. A new report released today The Growth and Complexity of Environmental Regulation, authored by IPA Research Fellow Cian Hussey, finds that the number of regulations enabled by the Environment Protection
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Cut Red Tape for Australia’s Jobs – IPA Keeping In Touch – 14 April 2020
14 April 2020

Cut Red Tape for Australia’s Jobs – IPA Keeping In Touch – 14 April 2020

Dear IPA Members Anticipating the economic impact of COVID-19 and the health responses to it is a difficult task. Economic indicators, such as unemployment and GDP figures, lag behind the actual economy; a spike in joblessness can take months to show up in the official data, and by then may have been offset by the creation of jobs elsewhere. In
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“Government Spending Must Be Cut Where Possible To Help Fund These Repayments”
8 April 2020

“Government Spending Must Be Cut Where Possible To Help Fund These Repayments”

A new daily email by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, providing the latest economic data and policy measures for journalists, commentators and IPA members. Daily IPA Comment attributable to Cian Hussey, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs: “The Morrison government should be very concerned that the outlook for Australia’s prized AAA credit rating has
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How Red Tape is Compounding The Coronavirus Commerce Crisis
30 March 2020

How Red Tape is Compounding The Coronavirus Commerce Crisis

Red tape is exacerbating the economic fallout brought on by the coronavirus crisis by making it more difficult for businesses to adjust to changing circumstances.   While no one could foresee the outbreak of a global pandemic, politicians and bureaucrats have willingly ignored the red tape crisis for years.   Red tape increases the likelihood of economic crises, deepens these crises when they occur, and prevents a quick economic recovery. 
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Some Stimulating Ideas
12 March 2020

Some Stimulating Ideas

Rather than engaging in a shortsighted and reckless cash splash, the federal government should seize the opportunity created by the economic fallout from the coronavirus to cut red tape, reduce taxes, and deliver reforms that will save the Australian economy from recession and form the basis for prosperity for decades to come. The Morrison government is expected to announce today
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Super Doesn’t Add Up
19 December 2019

Super Doesn’t Add Up

This article from the Summer 2019 edition of the IPA Review is by then IPA Campus Coordinator for Generation Liberty Program (now a Research Fellow), Cian Hussey. Young Australians are an aspirational bunch. Despite the vocal minority of pessimists who are upset by different opinions on campus, or who believe their lives are somehow worse than their parents’ or grandparents’,
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