'Red tape' is often a poorly defined term, used in different contexts to mean different things. What one person considers red tape could, to another, be an indispensable piece of regulation. To provide direction to public policy, it is important that there is a clear...
This paper sets out the size and nature of Australia’s red tape problem and describes the opportunities available to policymakers to boost economic growth without further calls on the Australian taxpayer.
Environmental law in Australia has not only been expanding but also becoming more centralised. This paper emphasises one aspect of environmental law - the listing and protection of threatened species - and analyses potential reform directions.
The primary obligation of the Australian government is to serve the Australian people. This means that policies should only be enacted where they are in Australia’s national interest, argues Daniel Wild in this report.