Red Tape

Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into The Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024
7 March 2024

Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into The Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024

The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) with the Clean Economy Jobs, Resources and Transport Committee (“the committee”, as it conducts its inquiry into the Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024 (“the bill”). The bill aims to enshrine into legislation the emission reduction targets of the state government,
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Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into Improving Consumer Experiences, Choice, And Outcomes In Australia’s Retirement System
23 February 2024

Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into Improving Consumer Experiences, Choice, And Outcomes In Australia’s Retirement System

The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) with the Economics References Committee (“the committee”) as it conducts its inquiry into Improving consumer experiences, choice, and outcomes in Australia’s retirement system. The IPA has been leading the debate regarding taxation on Australian age pensioners, and how the existing
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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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Red Tape Army: Headcount And Cost Of The Federal Regulatory Workforce
23 February 2024

Red Tape Army: Headcount And Cost Of The Federal Regulatory Workforce

The analysis measures the number of staff and the and staffing costs of people employed within the federal regulatory bodies and agencies. Staffing numbers, or ‘average staffing levels’, is defined as the average number of employees receiving salary or wages over the financial year, with casual and part-time employees adjusted to a full-time equivalent. This information is derived from federal
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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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Who or what is driving Labor’s live sheep export ban?
4 January 2024

Who or what is driving Labor’s live sheep export ban?

In this article, Lachlan Clark contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of red tape and how that affects Australia’s regional communities. The Albanese Government’s ill-considered plan to phase out live sheep exports may satisfy inner-city concerns on the east coast but it will hurt rural communities in the west, while simultaneously failing to improve livestock welfare.
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The Red Tape Impediment
6 December 2023

The Red Tape Impediment

In this article, Lachlan Clark contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of red tape and how that affects Australia’s regional communities. Just like some of the crops they grow, the grain farmers of the Goondiwindi region have proven themselves resilient in the face of unfavourable conditions. The conditions which determine how a particular crop
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Parliamentary Research Brief – Red Tape In Australian Laws Is Highest On Record
5 December 2023

Parliamentary Research Brief – Red Tape In Australian Laws Is Highest On Record

The total number of regulatory restrictions in laws enforced by the federal government is now at a record high of 371,514. This analysis is based on RegData, a red tape measure developed by George Mason University’s world-leading regulatory economics faculty, the Mercatus Center. Chart 1: Total number of regulatory restrictiveness clauses in federal laws, 2005-2022
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Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into The Climate Change Amendment (Duty Of Care And Intergenerational Climate Equity) Bill 2023
23 November 2023

Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into The Climate Change Amendment (Duty Of Care And Intergenerational Climate Equity) Bill 2023

The purpose of this submission is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (the IPA) with the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee as it conducts its inquiry into the Climate Change Amendment (Duty of Care and Intergenerational Climate Equity) Bill 2023 (the bill). The bill would amend the Climate Change Act 2022 to impose a
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Red Tape Hinders Producers
23 November 2023

Red Tape Hinders Producers

In this article, Lachlan Clark contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of red tape and how that affects Australia’s regional communities. Red tape is the bane of many farmers. Time spent filling out forms and applying for permits takes them away from doing what they do best, which is growing the food and fibre
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