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Budget allocates over 800 million dollars for more red tape: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Darcy Allen and Chris Berg

The Commonwealth budget allocates over $800 million in additional funding to big regulators to create more red tape, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "Handing more money to regulators such as the ATO and ASIC...

Superannuation Tax Increases to Hurt Savings

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The tax increases on superannuation announced in last night's Federal Budget are bad policy and will further damage confidence in the superannuation system, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "The purpose of the...

Higher electricity prices but no difference on CO2

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Labor's Climate Change Action Plan, released today, will increase electricity prices and make no difference to global carbon dioxide levels, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "Whether a policy is called an...

Bill Shorten's red tape steel protectionism worst of both worlds

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

"Labor's plan to impose new regulation on steel used in government projects is an unholy alliance of protectionism and red tape", said Chris Berg, Senior Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday Bill Shorten...

ATO tax reporting just another case of wasteful red tape: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

The Australian Taxation Office's disclosure of large private company tax information does not meaningfully add to public transparency about the tax system and should be scrapped, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs....

Red tape report shows little reduction in burden

MEDIA RELEASE | Darcy Allen

While a $3 billion reduction in regulatory burden is highly commendable it is a mere drop in the ocean, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. This is especially so considering in 2014 the Commonwealth government...

Red Tape is Crushing Entrepreneurship

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Red tape, high taxes and an inflexible workplace relations system are crushing entrepreneurship in Australia, according to new research released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. IPA analysis of recently released...

Turnbull government must act on Law Reform Commission freedoms report

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"The Australian Law Reform Commission report released today presents the Turnbull government with a significant opportunity to increase the freedoms of all Australians," said Simon Breheny, Director, Legal Rights Project at free market think tank...

80 per cent of Australians who negatively gear have incomes below 150000 dollars

MEDIA RELEASE | Sinclair Davidson

  Contrary to recent assertions, the true median income of Australians utilising negative gearing is just $88,751, according to new research by the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs.   The report, What politicians...

Rainfall forecasts should be benchmarked

MEDIA RELEASE | Jennifer Marohasy

The Bureau of Meteorology uses general circulation models underpinned by the theory of anthropogenic global warming as a basis for its weather and climate forecasts. According to Institute of Public Affairs Senior Fellow, Dr Jennifer Marohasy,...

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