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Technological neutrality in Australia’s energy market
This report outlines the IPA's objections to a proposal that prohibits the Commonwealth government or its agencies from funding the refurbishment, building, purchase, or assisting in the transfer of ownership, of a coal-fired power station.
Regulatory dark matter: how unaccountable regulators subvert democracy by imposing red tape without transparency
This report analyses and develops a methodology for measuring a category of red tape that to date has been ignored. This category of red tape is described as ‘regulatory dark matter,’ which refers to publications by government agencies that seek to influence the behaviour of...
Section 487: How activists use red tape to stop development and jobs (2020 update)
This report estimates that $65 billion of investment in major projects across Australia has been put at risk due to the legal activism of green groups enabled by Section 487 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act.
Economic scars: how the lockdowns have permanently disfigured the Australian economy
The economic crisis caused by lockdown measures in response to COVID-19 has distorted the Australian economy. The economic costs of lockdowns have not been equally shared across the country. This paper outlines five key pieces of evidence that lockdowns, rather than freezing the economy in...
Protecting flexibility in a dynamic economy: a critique of the Victorian government’s regulatory agenda
This paper examines current or proposed changes to the sharing economy, regulations hitting the labour hire industry, proposals to tackle ‘wage theft’, and the introduction of industrial manslaughter laws, in the context of the rapid growth of the Victorian public sector since 2014.
Expanding economic opportunity: an international comparison of Australia’s labour market regulation
This report presents a comparison of Australia’s labour market entitlements with similar common law countries, and looks at how the labour market is perceived in ways that affect investment and growth.