Red Tape

Cut Red Tape, Green Tape And Taxes – As Only The Private Sector Can Get Us Out Of Recession
4 June 2020

Cut Red Tape, Green Tape And Taxes – As Only The Private Sector Can Get Us Out Of Recession

All eyes were on the headline economic growth figure in the national accounts released on Wednesday, which shows the first quarter of negative growth since 2011. Despite the government claiming that the economy was in good health before COVID-19 arrived in Australia, upsetting 29 years of continuous economic growth, the truth is that the economy has been in the doldrums for quite
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Red Tape Holds Back Growth
29 May 2020

Red Tape Holds Back Growth

The WA state government is leading the way for a post-lockdown recovery based on slashing business-crushing red tape to support small businesses. Premier McGowan’s moves to make it easier for certain businesses to change how they use their premises and streamline the process for single development applications are welcome. However, the Government can and must go further in cutting red
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445% Increase In Federal Enviornmental Regulation Since 2000
24 April 2020

445% Increase In Federal Enviornmental Regulation Since 2000

“The Morrison government must slash environmental red tape to boost business investment and job creation in the post-coronavirus economy,” said Cian Hussey, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. A new report released today The Growth and Complexity of Environmental Regulation, authored by IPA Research Fellow Cian Hussey, finds that the number of regulations enabled by the Environment Protection
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Cut Environmental Red Tape For Australia’s Jobs
8 April 2020

Cut Environmental Red Tape For Australia’s Jobs

  Kurt Wallace explains how environmental activists are exploiting a special legal privilege which has put over $65 billion of investment and thousands of Australian jobs at risk. Read the full report, Section 487: How Activists Use Red Tape To Stop Development And Jobs (2020 Update), here.
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$1 Trillion Worth Of Debt Within Three Years
1 April 2020

$1 Trillion Worth Of Debt Within Three Years

“Australia could have $1 Trillion worth of debt within 3 years. The only way to repay this monumental amount of debt is for Australia to become more productive,” said John Roskam, Executive Director of free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Total debt was $556 billion going into the crisis. The recently announced fiscal measures by the federal
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How Red Tape is Compounding The Coronavirus Commerce Crisis
30 March 2020

How Red Tape is Compounding The Coronavirus Commerce Crisis

Red tape is exacerbating the economic fallout brought on by the coronavirus crisis by making it more difficult for businesses to adjust to changing circumstances.   While no one could foresee the outbreak of a global pandemic, politicians and bureaucrats have willingly ignored the red tape crisis for years.   Red tape increases the likelihood of economic crises, deepens these crises when they occur, and prevents a quick economic recovery. 
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Cut Red Tape To Save Jobs
20 March 2020

Cut Red Tape To Save Jobs

“Regulations that stop Australians keeping their job and their businesses open must be scrapped,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The call comes with the release of new report today from the Institute of Public Affairs, The Growth of Regulation in Australia, which finds that over the past 15 years, unelected
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Stimulus Package A Missed Opportunity
13 March 2020

Stimulus Package A Missed Opportunity

“By focusing on cash handouts and short-term measures, the stimulus is a missed opportunity to address Australia’s structural economic problems through lower taxes, less red tape, and energy market deregulation,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “The stimulus package is the good, the bad, and the missing: the expansion
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Green Activism Puts $65 Billion Of Investment At Risk
6 March 2020

Green Activism Puts $65 Billion Of Investment At Risk

“A small group of green activists are using a special legal privilege to delay and disrupt $65 billion of investment, which is disproportionately damaging regional Australia,” said Kurt Wallace, Research Fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. A new report from the Institute of Public Affairs, Section 487: How activists use red tape to stop
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Poll: Local Councils Should Stick To Roads, Rates And Rubbish
19 February 2020

Poll: Local Councils Should Stick To Roads, Rates And Rubbish

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has called on local councils to reduce red tape and stick to their knitting as a new poll confirms Australians’ hostility towards this growing level of government. “Australians have had a gutful of virtue signalling local councils getting involved in every area of policy except for the basics,” said Gideon Rozner,
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