Red Tape

Red Tape Is Strangling Australia’s Primary Resources Industries
15 August 2016

Red Tape Is Strangling Australia’s Primary Resources Industries

The Palaszczuk government’s proposed changes to native vegetation laws demonstrate how Australia’s economic growth and prosperity is being held back by red tape. Changes to native vegetation laws introduced by the Newman government in 2013 encouraged agricultural production by allowing land clearing on private property according to requirements outlined in self assessable codes. These codes specify in great detail how
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As A Rule, Bureaucracy Is Smothering Agriculture
10 August 2016

As A Rule, Bureaucracy Is Smothering Agriculture

The Productivity Commission’s call to slash red tape across the agricultural sector is exactly what our farmers need. The recently released draft report highlighted the breathtaking array of complex, duplicative and often inconsistent red-tape requirements that hold our agricultural sector back. Farmers are best suited to farming; not filling out forms, complying with archaic rules and battling distant regulators. The
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31 July 2016

Cut Green And Red Tape To Drive More Growth In Farming Sector

The release of the new Productivity Commission draft report into the regulation of agriculture confirms that Tasmanian farmers are shackled by costly and unnecessary red tape. The report covered many issues – from the growth of strict environmental laws and rules inhibiting foreign investment to regulation of shipping – and should be used as a ready guide for where governments
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What Red Tape Is Really Doing To Australia
28 June 2016

What Red Tape Is Really Doing To Australia

What is red tape really doing to the Australian economy? The IPA’s Darcy Allen explains.
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20 June 2016

Ten Red Tape Initiatives For The Next Australian Government

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
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1 May 2016

The Red Tape State

As of the end of April 2016, the commonwealth government maintained an estimated 1,181 entities, bodies, and administrative relationships. Of those 1,181 entities and bodies, 497 are estimated to be involved in policy design or enforcement of the federal regulatory system. It is estimated that 444 government bodies established by the Rudd and Gillard governments continue to exist, and 198
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The 176 Billion Tax On Our Prosperity
1 May 2016

The 176 Billion Tax On Our Prosperity

This is the first of a series of papers investigating the dimensions of red tape costs in Australia. There is widespread concern that government red tape imposes substantial costs upon the Australian economy. These costs typically come in the form of paperwork, labour retraining and other compliance burdens, the costs of delaying production, and the diversion away from more entrepreneurial
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The Human Cost Of Red Tape
18 April 2016

The Human Cost Of Red Tape

The IPA’s Simon Breheny talks with Craig Prosser, owner of Pross Haulage, about the human cost of red tape and the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal. Written by Simon Breheny and James Bolt Produced by James Bolt Directed by Saul Muscatel
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Red Tape
19 December 1943

Red Tape

Economic development is essential to continue improving the lives of all Australians. Yet government regulation is holding back the Australian economy. Here you will find the IPA’s work highlighting areas of unnecessary regulations and red tape, and industrial reform.
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