Policy

Wangaratta Being Held Back By Red Tape
16 July 2024

Wangaratta Being Held Back By Red Tape

In this article, Lachlan Clark contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research on red tape. Those who operate a small business in regional Australia know all too well the time and cost it takes to fill out the numerous permits, licences and government reports required simply to get on with the job. The burden of red tape is
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Daniel Wild Discussing IPA Red Tape Army Research Breakfast 2CC – 2 July 2024
2 July 2024

Daniel Wild Discussing IPA Red Tape Army Research Breakfast 2CC – 2 July 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Daniel Wild appeared on Breakfast 2CC to discuss the IPA’s research on government red tape. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Stephen Cenatiempo: We’ve talked about the dramatic increase in the number of public servants
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Red Tape Bureaucrats To Top 100,000 For The First Time
2 July 2024

Red Tape Bureaucrats To Top 100,000 For The First Time

“Red tape makes it harder for Australians to get ahead and increases the cost of doing business, which is only set to be made worse as there are now enough red tape bureaucrats in Canberra to fill the Melbourne Cricket Ground,” said Lachlan Clark, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. New IPA research released today reveals the rapid
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Red Tape Army: 2024-25 Budget Update
2 July 2024

Red Tape Army: 2024-25 Budget Update

Download the full research noteDownload By the end of the 2025 financial year, the number of red tape enforcers—federal government employees engaged in regulatory roles—will be more than 106,000 people. This is an increase of more than 5,000 people (+5.5%) from the 2024 financial year, and an overall increase of more than 15,000 (+17%) from the 2023 financial year. Annual
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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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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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Blind Climate Faith Leaves Us In The Dark
16 February 2024

Blind Climate Faith Leaves Us In The Dark

In this article, John Storey contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research into climate change. The West’s Net Zero policies are the ultimate act of zealous faith The climate change debate is frequently couched in quasi-religious terms. There are the ‘believers’ on one side, and the ‘sceptics’ and ‘deniers’ on the other. Religious concepts like original sin (our carbon footprint), penance
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IPA Research: One Third Of Prime Agricultural Land Sacrificed For Net Zero Pipe Dream
11 December 2023

IPA Research: One Third Of Prime Agricultural Land Sacrificed For Net Zero Pipe Dream

“Policymakers cannot escape the reality of the impact wind and solar energy generation will have on Australia’s landscape, particularly on our prime agricultural land, which will have to be sacrificed to satisfy net zero mandates,” said Dr Kevin You, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released new research analysing the land use of forecast
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Same Job, Same Pay Is A ‘Short-sighted’ Union Power Grab That Will Worsen Australia’s Already Anaemic Economic Growth Prospects
12 June 2023

Same Job, Same Pay Is A ‘Short-sighted’ Union Power Grab That Will Worsen Australia’s Already Anaemic Economic Growth Prospects

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s worker shortage crisis and how that affects Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. The IPA has been dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic freedom through research and analysis since its inception in 1943. Labor’s proposed industrial relations reforms will worsen Australia’s unprecedented
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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Lessons In Political And Economic Leadership
9 May 2023

Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Lessons In Political And Economic Leadership

See below for show notes: This week former Prime Minister and Distinguished Fellow at the IPA Tony Abbott shares his thoughts on political and economic leadership, in the context of the federal budget and the infighting in the Victorian Liberal Party. Find out more at australia.ipa.org.au
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