Dignity of Work

Cut Red Tape To Save Jobs
20 March 2020

Cut Red Tape To Save Jobs

“Regulations that stop Australians keeping their job and their businesses open must be scrapped,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The call comes with the release of new report today from the Institute of Public Affairs, The Growth of Regulation in Australia, which finds that over the past 15 years, unelected
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Section 487: How Activists Use Red Tape To Stop Development And Jobs (2020 Update)
10 March 2020

Section 487: How Activists Use Red Tape To Stop Development And Jobs (2020 Update)

Legal activism by environmental groups has put $65 billion of investment at risk in Australia by holding major projects up in court for a cumulative total of 10,100 days (28 years) since the year 2000. This legal activism has been enabled by Section 487 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act which allows environmental groups to challenge project
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Green Activism Puts $65 Billion Of Investment At Risk
6 March 2020

Green Activism Puts $65 Billion Of Investment At Risk

“A small group of green activists are using a special legal privilege to delay and disrupt $65 billion of investment, which is disproportionately damaging regional Australia,” said Kurt Wallace, Research Fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. A new report from the Institute of Public Affairs, Section 487: How activists use red tape to stop
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We’ll Not Prosper In A World Tied By Red Tape
23 January 2020

We’ll Not Prosper In A World Tied By Red Tape

While the wider Australian economy struggles under excessive regulatory burden and lack of ­opportunity, the Canberra swamp charges ahead as a perpetual growth machine. According to Deloitte Access Economics’s latest quarterly business outlook released on Monday, Australia continues to suffer the triple threat of drought, a downturn in housing construction, and low confidence among consumers and business. According to the
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Automating The Big State Will Need More Than Computers
20 December 2019

Automating The Big State Will Need More Than Computers

Robodebt – the automated Centrelink debt issuance program that was found invalid by a federal court last month – is not just an embarrassment for the government. It is the first truly twenty-first century administrative policy debacle. Australian governments and regulators increasingly want to automate public administrative processes and regulatory compliance, taking advantage of new generations of technologies like artificial
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Regulatory Dark Matter – Australia’s Secret Red Tape Crisis
30 September 2019

Regulatory Dark Matter – Australia’s Secret Red Tape Crisis

  Australia has a red tape crisis. And it’s the red tape you can’t see that’s making the problem worse. Kurt Wallace’s new report exposes Regulatory Dark Matter in Australia. Read more here: https://ipa.org.au/publications-ipa/media-releases/reign-in-regulators-to-cut-red-tape
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The Moral Case For An IR Overhaul
30 August 2019

The Moral Case For An IR Overhaul

In a week’s time the federal Coalition will have been in government for six years after having won three elections in a row. For all the worthwhile things it has done over those years – and has tried to do but failed – industrial relations is one of the big policy areas the Coalition has been afraid to touch. Australia’s
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The First Rung: The Role Of Low-paid Work In Building Success
21 August 2019

The First Rung: The Role Of Low-paid Work In Building Success

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), Australia’s premier free market think tank, is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic and political freedom. The Parliamentary Research Brief program is designed to provide politicians and policy makers around the country with succinct information on various policy areas. Our new research brief outlines the importance of low-paid work in providing
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How To Solve Australia’s Small Business Crisis
19 August 2019

How To Solve Australia’s Small Business Crisis

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), Australia’s premier free market think tank, is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic and political freedom. The Parliamentary Research Brief program is designed to provide politicians and policy makers around the country with succinct information on various policy areas. Our new research brief outlines the decline to small business and entrepreneurship
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Why Is NSW Fining Farmers Under Laws That No Longer Exist?
16 July 2019

Why Is NSW Fining Farmers Under Laws That No Longer Exist?

The New South Wales government must grant an amnesty to all farmers who are being prosecuted under laws which no longer exist. They are facing huge fines of up to half a million dollars for clearing vegetation on their own land and the threat of additional fines of up to $13,000 a day are also reportedly being directed toward farmers
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