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Cut green and red tape to drive more growth in farming sector

Economics & Deregulation | Darcy Allen
Mercury 31st July, 2016

The release of the new Productivity Commission draft report into the regulation of agriculture confirms that Tasmanian farmers are shackled by...

Learning when to catch blackfish

Education | Bella d'Abrera
The Spectator Australia 30th July, 2016

This article was written by Bella D'Abrera and Matthew Lesh The NSW draft curriculum released last week glosses over thousands of years of western...

The crumbling of political process

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 29th July, 2016

An America four years down the track in which the pop star Kanye West is the Democratic Party nominee for president, and Phil Robertson is the...

Let's get fine defaulters out of our jails

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Bushnell
Canberra Times 28th July, 2016

Reporting of Andrew Leigh's reappointment as shadow assistant treasurer has been dominated by the strange decision of the Labor Party to reduce his...

Drive productivity through innovation

Economics & Deregulation | Darcy Allen
Farm Weekly 28th July, 2016

When digesting the Productivity Commission report into the regulation of agriculture, policy makers should redouble efforts to drive productivity...

Tape tangle

Economics & Deregulation | Daniel Wild
Land 28th July, 2016

Cutting red-tape by adding red-tape: failed ecological central planning continues as the NSW government changes its native vegetation laws. Under...

Why the Productivity Commission is on the money

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Queensland Country Life 27th July, 2016

Australia must reduce its farming sector red tape to better position itself as the food bowl of Asia. Australian farming businesses want consistent...

What is the meaning of Andrew Leigh's pay cut?

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
Australian Financial Review 26th July, 2016

Word is that all Labor MPs have to be a member of a trade union. It is surprising then that Andrew Leigh's union haven't been knocking on Bill...

Red tape strangling opportunity

Economics & Deregulation | Daniel Wild
Daily Telegraph 25th July, 2016

Australia is supposed to be the land of the fair go. When someone wants to take on a new challenge, most of us cheer them on. This spirit is one of...

Now not the time to retreat from health reform

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 22nd July, 2016

The politically effective Mediscare campaign is a powerful reminder of Australia's growing reluctance to pursue health sector reform. With the 2016...

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