Red Tape

Petrol Price Hike Net Zero In Action
15 March 2022

Petrol Price Hike Net Zero In Action

“While any form of tax relief is welcome, cuts to fuel excise will be negated within days due to Australia’s lack of energy production and dependence on foreign oil,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s latest petrol monitoring report has cited Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, OPEC’s refusal to
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Probuild Just The First To Fall
25 February 2022

Probuild Just The First To Fall

The collapse of building giant Probuild is the canary in the coalmine for Victoria and Australia. The statement on Wednesday from Wilson Bayly Holmes, the parent company of Probuild, said governments’ hardline approach of managing Covid-19, with snap lockdowns, had “created high levels of business uncertainty in Australia”. Worryingly, the statement also said “the protracted effect of Covid- 19 has
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Slash Red Tape To Build Sovereign Capability
23 February 2022

Slash Red Tape To Build Sovereign Capability

“Slashing red tape is mission critical to Australia’s ability to manufacture its own vital supplies, develop an advanced defence industry and drive the economic recovery from COVID-19,” said Daniel Wild, director of research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday in Tasmania, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government is seeking to build sovereign manufacturing capability to support Australia’s economy
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Red Tape Cuts A Great First Step: IPA
16 February 2022

Red Tape Cuts A Great First Step: IPA

“The red tape reduction achievements outlined today by Ben Morton demonstrates economic vision and leadership and provides the foundation for an even more ambitious deregulation agenda,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The Minister for the Public Service and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Hon. Ben Morton
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The Senate Must Cut Green Tape For Australia’s Jobs
1 September 2020

The Senate Must Cut Green Tape For Australia’s Jobs

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020 (the Bill) which was read in the House of Representatives for the second time on 27 August 2020. The Bill proposes to cut green tape in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) by
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Cutting Red Tape In Project Approvals Can Boost WA Jobs
11 August 2020

Cutting Red Tape In Project Approvals Can Boost WA Jobs

Western Australia’s prospects of becoming the fastest-growing, highest-potential state in Australia after the coronavirus recession was boosted by the commitment of the Commonwealth and McGowan governments to slash red tape for WA’s resources sector. Yesterday, the Commonwealth government confirmed its intention to enter into a bilateral approval agreement with WA under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. This
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IPA Welcomes National Cabinet Move To Cut Green Tape
24 July 2020

IPA Welcomes National Cabinet Move To Cut Green Tape

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has congratulated the National Cabinet for agreeing to a single touch approvals process under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. “Devolving environmental approvals to the states will give Australian states a stake in their own post-coronavirus economic recovery,” said Cian Hussey, Research Fellow at the IPA. The IPA’s submission to
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Blue-Collar Jobs Are Worthy Too
21 July 2020

Blue-Collar Jobs Are Worthy Too

Labor senator Raff Ciccone’s statement at the weekend that “there is dignity in all work” is something mainstream Australians have always understood, and at last the political class appears to have cottoned on. Ciccone called for an overhaul of state and federal environmental laws to create more blue-collar jobs, and for limitations on legal injunctions — commonly referred to as
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EPBC Act Review: Jobs Win Over Litigious Green Activists
20 July 2020

EPBC Act Review: Jobs Win Over Litigious Green Activists

“The recommendations of the interim report of the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) puts mainstream Australians ahead of inner-city green groups,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “The interim report’s rejection of adding a climate change trigger to the EPBC Act
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Building Plan Could Fall Over
6 June 2020

Building Plan Could Fall Over

The HomeBuilder scheme announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison has a worthy objective but we have to be careful it doesn’t become a hand-out to the big banks and they don’t forget that red tape is the biggest roadblock for Australia’s construction sector. The scheme HomeBuilder provides eligible owner-occupiers with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or
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