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IPA: LNP Leading Australia With Red Tape Reduction Plan

MEDIA RELEASE | Daniel Wild

The Queensland Opposition's plan to cut red tape by committing to a 20% red tape reduction target is a strong policy. However, more should be done such as through implementing a one-in-two-out approach to regulatory reduction, according to free...

IPA: Bank Tax Is An Arbitrary Abuse Of Government Power

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

"The bank tax is an unconscionable violation of the Coalition government's low tax principles. All taxes are paid for by workers, consumers, and shareholders. The bank tax is no exception. It must not go ahead," says Daniel Wild, research fellow...

IPA: The New South Wales Government's Bold Criminal Justice Reforms Will Improve Community Safety

MEDIA RELEASE | Andrew Bushnell

"The New South Wales Government should be congratulated for its bold criminal justice reforms, which will improve community safety and have the potential to save taxpayers money in the longer term," said Andrew Bushnell, Research Fellow at the...

IPA: Turnbull Government Makes Wrong Choices On Taxes And Spending

MEDIA RELEASE | Daniel Wild

"This Budget lacks the ambition needed to fix the deep structural problems with our national economy and finances. Taxes will continue to rise, and government will remain too big", said Daniel Wild, research fellow with the free market think tank...

Australia Needs A One In Two Out Rule

MEDIA RELEASE | Daniel Wild

Today the Institute of Public Affairs released a new research report, Reducing Red Tape in Australia: ‘One in, Two Out' Rule. The research found Australia would have 107,885 fewer pages of regulation and 6,990 fewer rules today if a...

New IPA Report Details Enormous Growth In Environmental Law

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

New research by the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs details the enormous growth in environmental law from 1971 to 2016. The research paper by IPA research fellow Morgan Begg shows that Federal environmental departments...

IPA research outlines criminal justice lessons from the United States

MEDIA RELEASE | Andrew Bushnell

"There are a number of lessons for Australian governments from the United States about how to reform our criminal justice systems to improve community safety," said Andrew Bushnell, Research Fellow at the free market think tank, the Institute of...

Westpac Can Not See The Forest For The Tweets

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Westpac's revised Climate Change Plan, which rules out funding new coal-producing regions and imposes other restrictions on lending for coal mines and power stations, is another example of Australian companies unable to see the forest for the...

Placing GST On Online Purchases Is A Tax Increase Which Will Place Australian Consumers At Risk

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

"The government's plan to impose GST on goods purchased from foreign online retailers is a tax increase and should be rejected by the parliament", said Dr Chris Berg. Dr Berg and Professor Sinclair Davidson, RMIT economists and senior fellows at...

Coalition Must Take Commitment To Freedom Of Speech To The Next Election

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"The Coalition government must take its commitment to reform section 18C to the next election," said Simon Breheny, director of policy at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The Coalition government's Human Rights...

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