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Red Tape Holds Back Growth
29 May 2020

Red Tape Holds Back Growth

The WA state government is leading the way for a post-lockdown recovery based on slashing business-crushing red tape to support small businesses. Premier McGowan’s moves to make it easier for certain businesses to change how they use their premises and streamline the process for single development applications are welcome. However, the Government can and must go further in cutting red
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Cut Environmental Red Tape For Australia’s Jobs
8 April 2020

Cut Environmental Red Tape For Australia’s Jobs

  Kurt Wallace explains how environmental activists are exploiting a special legal privilege which has put over $65 billion of investment and thousands of Australian jobs at risk. Read the full report, Section 487: How Activists Use Red Tape To Stop Development And Jobs (2020 Update), here.
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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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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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Cut Red Tape, Get In Black
26 November 2019

Cut Red Tape, Get In Black

If Scott Morrison and his government want to deliver an economic boom, they should follow the highly successful template of President Trump in the US and cut red tape. New research released today by the Institute of Public Affairs finds that President Trump has overseen a $45.6 billion ($31 billion USD) reduction to the cost of red tape since 2017.
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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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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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Red Tape Reduction A Way To Prosperity
8 July 2019

Red Tape Reduction A Way To Prosperity

Australia is starting to see bi-partisan economic leadership, with both the federal Coalition government and the WA state Labor government cutting red tape and taxes to unleash prosperity, as President Trump has done in the United States. One week ago, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced at an event with the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Perth that the
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Work Is Essential To Alleviating Poverty And Providing Dignity
12 December 2018

Work Is Essential To Alleviating Poverty And Providing Dignity

“The ultimate goal of the welfare system should be to get Australians into work, which provides a path to self-sufficiency, stable income, and dignity”, said Daniel Wild, Director of Economics at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. This week, the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) called for the Newstart Allowance to be increased by at
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Why The ACTU Hates The Sharing Economy
21 March 2018

Why The ACTU Hates The Sharing Economy

Sally McManus’ speech today shows the ACTU are going after Uber, Airtasker, Deliveroo and other new businesses coming out of the sharing economy. Gideon Rozner explains why McManus’ proposals would hurt the 700,000 Australians out of work, among many others
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