Lachlan Clark

Research Fellow

Lachlan Clark is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs.

Lachlan has a Bachelor of Business from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology majoring in Economics and Finance.

It was Lachlan’s passion for learning and his love for the Australian way of life that motivated him to join the Institute of Public Affairs.

Prior to the IPA, Lachlan for one of the big four banks with a focus on commercial banking.

He is most interested in researching areas relating to economics, geopolitics, anthropology, and history. Lachlan enjoys spending time in the outdoors and loves exploring new places, camping, hiking and four-wheel driving.

Bureaucrats Dedicated To Policing Red Tape Poised To Hit 100,000
23 February 2024

Bureaucrats Dedicated To Policing Red Tape Poised To Hit 100,000

“The increase of environmental bureaucrats in Canberra, by more than half, shows how the federal government is determined to curtail growth in Australia’s critical resources sector, no doubt to placate inner-city demands,” said Lachlan Clark, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs New IPA research released today highlights the rapid growth in bureaucrats dedicated to creating and enforcing regulation
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Red Tape Army: Headcount And Cost Of The Federal Regulatory Workforce
23 February 2024

Red Tape Army: Headcount And Cost Of The Federal Regulatory Workforce

The analysis measures the number of staff and the and staffing costs of people employed within the federal regulatory bodies and agencies. Staffing numbers, or ‘average staffing levels’, is defined as the average number of employees receiving salary or wages over the financial year, with casual and part-time employees adjusted to a full-time equivalent. This information is derived from federal
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Energy And Business Policies Put Victoria At The Bottom Of The Ladder
21 February 2024

Energy And Business Policies Put Victoria At The Bottom Of The Ladder

“Victoria is the biggest loser as the only state in the nation to experience a decline in new business startups over the past three years, no doubt set to get worse due the catastrophic failure of the state government’s energy policies,” said Lachlan Clark, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs.  New analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs
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Who or what is driving Labor’s live sheep export ban?
4 January 2024

Who or what is driving Labor’s live sheep export ban?

In this article, Lachlan Clark contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of red tape and how that affects Australia’s regional communities. The Albanese Government’s ill-considered plan to phase out live sheep exports may satisfy inner-city concerns on the east coast but it will hurt rural communities in the west, while simultaneously failing to improve livestock welfare.
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The Red Tape Impediment
6 December 2023

The Red Tape Impediment

In this article, Lachlan Clark contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of red tape and how that affects Australia’s regional communities. Just like some of the crops they grow, the grain farmers of the Goondiwindi region have proven themselves resilient in the face of unfavourable conditions. The conditions which determine how a particular crop
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Parliamentary Research Brief – Red Tape In Australian Laws Is Highest On Record
5 December 2023

Parliamentary Research Brief – Red Tape In Australian Laws Is Highest On Record

The total number of regulatory restrictions in laws enforced by the federal government is now at a record high of 371,514. This analysis is based on RegData, a red tape measure developed by George Mason University’s world-leading regulatory economics faculty, the Mercatus Center. Chart 1: Total number of regulatory restrictiveness clauses in federal laws, 2005-2022
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Red Tape Hinders Producers
23 November 2023

Red Tape Hinders Producers

In this article, Lachlan Clark contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of red tape and how that affects Australia’s regional communities. Red tape is the bane of many farmers. Time spent filling out forms and applying for permits takes them away from doing what they do best, which is growing the food and fibre
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Red Tape Holds Back Critical Minerals Boom
16 November 2023

Red Tape Holds Back Critical Minerals Boom

In this article, Lachlan Clark contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of red tape and how that affects Australia’s regional communities. Australia has experienced several wealth-enhancing resource booms, to the considerable benefit of all Australians. And our industries were able to seize the opportunities these booms presented because previous governments understood the value of
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How Red Tape Makes Communities Less Safe In Times Of Fire
15 November 2023

How Red Tape Makes Communities Less Safe In Times Of Fire

In this article, Lachlan Clark contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of red tape and how that affects Australia’s regional communities. For all the great activities we equate with the warmer months, the threat of bushfires lives deeply in the psyche of Australians, particularly in rural and regional communities. Yet again, we have witnessed
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Breaking Through Red Tape To Get The Crop In Once More
7 November 2023

Breaking Through Red Tape To Get The Crop In Once More

In this article, Lachlan Clark contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of red tape and how that affects Australia’s regional communities. Just like some of the crops they grow, the grain farmers of the Goondiwindi region have proven themselves resilient in the face of unfavourable conditions. The conditions which determine how a particular crop
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