Red Tape

Work Transition Bill Another Missed Opportunity For Pensioners, Veterans And Students
18 October 2023

Work Transition Bill Another Missed Opportunity For Pensioners, Veterans And Students

“Pension reforms introduced to federal parliament today lack ambition and will still see pensioners, veterans, and students face unfair tax and red tape disincentives to work,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the federal government introduced the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Supporting the Transition to Work) Bill 2023, which makes permanent the
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Submission To The Inquiry Into The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023
28 September 2023

Submission To The Inquiry Into The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023

Dear Committee Secretary, The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of PublicAffairs (the IPA) with the Education and Employment Legislation Committee as it conducts itsinquiry into the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 (the bill). The findings contained in this submission are based on analysis conducted by the IPA relating
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Employment White paper Must Focus On Getting More Australians Into Work Over Lazy Migration-only Approach
20 September 2023

Employment White paper Must Focus On Getting More Australians Into Work Over Lazy Migration-only Approach

“The failure to remove tax and red tape barriers stopping pensioners, veterans and students from working must be addressed as a priority in the federal government’s Employment White Paper to be released next week,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. IPA research has shown that $32 billion in wages is foregone each year as tax
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Industrial Relations Re-Regulation To Entrench Massive Worker Shortage
6 September 2023

Industrial Relations Re-Regulation To Entrench Massive Worker Shortage

“The federal government’s systematic re-regulation of Australia’s job market will further entrench the unprecedented, nation-wide shortage of workers, driving up costs for business and fuelling inflation,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Earlier this week, the Federal Minister for Industrial Relations, Tony Burke, tabled the government’s latest tranche of industrial relations legislation, the Fair Work
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Submission To The Inquiry Into The Housing Australia Future Fund Bill 2023 [No. 2] [Provisions], National Housing Supply and Affordability Council Bill 2023 [No. 2] [Provisions] and the Treasury Law Amendment (Housing Measures No. 1) Bill 2023 [No. 2] [Provisions].
29 August 2023

Submission To The Inquiry Into The Housing Australia Future Fund Bill 2023 [No. 2] [Provisions], National Housing Supply and Affordability Council Bill 2023 [No. 2] [Provisions] and the Treasury Law Amendment (Housing Measures No. 1) Bill 2023 [No. 2] [Provisions].

Dear Committee Secretary, Australia’s housing shortage is the result of both supply and demand issues. On the supply side, government red tape and tax, the rising cost of raw materials, and a shortage of workers in the economy, are placing upward pressure on production and development costs. On the demand side, the unprecedented and unplanned surge in migration is placing
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Labor’s ‘same job, same pay’ reforms would wreck Australia’s ‘boom and bust’ economy, and leave the rest of us to pick up the pieces
24 August 2023

Labor’s ‘same job, same pay’ reforms would wreck Australia’s ‘boom and bust’ economy, and leave the rest of us to pick up the pieces

In this article, Saxon Davdson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into immigration and its effect on housing shortages, and how this 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. National Cabinet was a missed opportunity
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Submission To The Inquiry Into The Worsening Rental Crisis In Australia
11 August 2023

Submission To The Inquiry Into The Worsening Rental Crisis In Australia

Dear Committee Secretary, The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) with the Community Affairs References Committee (“the committee”) as it conducts its inquiry into the worsening rental crisis in Australia. Australia’s housing shortage and rental crisis are the result of both supply and demand issues. On the
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Full Employment Discussion Must Include Removing Barriers Preventing Pensioners, Veterans and Students From Work
21 July 2023

Full Employment Discussion Must Include Removing Barriers Preventing Pensioners, Veterans and Students From Work

“If the federal government wants to have full employment, it must immediately remove tax and red tape barriers preventing willing pensioners, veterans and students from working,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. This morning on ABC Radio National, Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers said he welcomed debate on the definition of full employment, saying he viewed
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Submission To The Inquiry Into Social Services And Other Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Safety Net) Bill 2023
3 July 2023

Submission To The Inquiry Into Social Services And Other Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Safety Net) Bill 2023

Dear Committee Secretary, The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) with the Community Affairs Legislation Committee (“the committee”) as it conducts its inquiry into the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Safety Net) Bill 2023 (“the bill”). The bill aims to make minor amendments to
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Overregulation In Western Australia’s Agricultural Sector
29 June 2023

Overregulation In Western Australia’s Agricultural Sector

Farmers and agriculturalists have long been the backbone of Western Australia’s economy, history, and way of life. Some of Australia’s earliest and most significant pioneers, such as Sidney Kidman and the McDonald brothers, were key to the establishment of WA’s successful agricultural industries. Farmers in Western Australia are not immune to the economic challenges facing the nation today. These challenges
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