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The new Royal Adelaide Hospital: a case study in blow-outs, red tape and union influence

Did you know that the seventh most expensive building in the world is being built right here in Australia? It’s the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH)—a project that is 18 months behind schedule and $640 million over budget.
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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.
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Australian government response to the Red Tape Committee report - Effect of red tape on private education: interim report

The Australian government welcomes the interim report on the effect of red tape on private education by the Senate Select Committee of Red Tape Committee (the Committee), which was tabled on 29 November 2018. The report makes seven recommendations. This response addresses the recommendations of...
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The Trump Administration’s red tape reduction agenda

This paper finds the Trump Administration’s deregulation agenda, along with a range of other free market policies, including a reduction to the corporate tax rate from 35 per cent to 21 per cent, liberalisation of the domestic energy sector, and instant asset write-offs, has contributed...
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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...
Conference paper

Regulation challenges hindering the revitalisation of Commonwealth land

In the past most areas of Commonwealth land were reserved for specific defence purposes or managed as conservation areas designed to protect natural heritage features. In recent years, however, the identity of Commonwealth land has undergone a dramatic change as the impacts of corporate liberalism...
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Policy and process to limit and reduce red tape: final report

This report provides information on the establishment and conduct of the policy and process inquiry, and key objectives of the Deregulation Agenda. It also examines some of the information presented to the committee, before presenting the committee's findings and recommendations.
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Effect of red tape on private education: interim report

This interim report presents the committee's findings and conclusions about the effect of red tape on private education (private education inquiry).
Draft report

Effect of red tape on occupational licensing: interim report

This interim report presents the committee's findings and conclusions about the effect of red tape on occupational licensing (licensing inquiry).
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Effect of red tape on child care: interim report

This interim report presents the committee's findings and conclusions about the effect of red tape on child care (childcare inquiry).