Ten Red Tape Initiatives For The Next Australian Government

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20 June 2016

The Australian economy is shackled by red tape. Poorly designed and low quality red tape stifles growth, suppresses entrepreneurship and hinders our international competitiveness. Cutting red tape at all levels of government is now our only solution. However, both sides of federal politics are yet to make a clear comprehensive commitment to cut red tape. In this short paper we propose ten red tape initiatives for the next Australian government. Committing to and implementing these initiatives represent the core of an economic agenda. Recent Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) research estimated that red tape costs Australia $176 billion every year in foregone economic output. This paper was published by Darcy Allen and Dr Mikayla Novak

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