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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...

How to Fix The NDIS

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Vern Hughes

Seven years have passed since a campaign for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was launched by disability service providers and several funded advocacy bodies. Its architects presented the scheme to governments as an apparently...

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...

Reducing Red Tape In Australia - One In Two Out Rule

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Daniel Wild

Red tape costs the Australian economy $176 billion, 11 per cent of GDP, each year in foregone economic output. Similarly, in the US red tape is estimated to cost $2 trillion annually, or 12 per cent of GDP.1 On 30 January 2017, the Trump...

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...

A Guide To Assigning Blame In 2017

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Bolt

Have a problem? Can't think of who to blame for it? Here's our guide to assigning blame in the modern day

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