Liquor licensing: red tape on Australian businesses (Research Report)

This report was published by the Institute of Public Affairs with Jake Fraser and Chris Berg Executive Summary Hospitality and related industries suffer from red tape in many areas, including inflexible workplace relations laws, restrictive food handling and labelling regulations, and liquor licensing. This paper inquires into the state-based liquor licensing regulation through a survey of several Australian … Continue reading Liquor licensing: red tape on Australian businesses (Research Report)

The case for cutting red tape on drones (Research Report)

This report was for the Institute of Public Affairs, and submitted to a Senate inquiry. Download the PDF. From videography and construction, to the age-old primary industries of agriculture and mining, drones hold remarkable potential to revolutionise many Australian industries. From 29 September 2016 regulatory changes by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) cut red tape … Continue reading The case for cutting red tape on drones (Research Report)

On regulation, productivity and growth (Research Report)

This report was originally published with the Institute of Public Affairs with Daniel Wild and Brett Hogan (Download a PDF here). Concern over Australia’s recent falling productivity growth should centre on the real contemporary policy task of achieving marginal reforms that enable individuals to propel long-run economic growth and prosperity. The key policy framework to … Continue reading On regulation, productivity and growth (Research Report)

Ten red rape initiatives for the next Australian government (Research Report)

This report was originally published with Mikayla Novak for the Institute of Public Affairs (Download the PDF). The Australian economy is shackled by red tape. Poorly designed and low quality red tape stifles growth, suppresses entrepreneurship and hinders our international competitiveness. Cutting red tape at all levels of government is now our only solution. However, … Continue reading Ten red rape initiatives for the next Australian government (Research Report)

The sharing economy: how over-regulation could destroy an economic revolution (Research Report)

This report was originally published with Chris Berg for the Institute of Public Affairs (Download the PDF). The sharing economy describes a rise of new business models (‘platforms’) that uproot traditional markets, break down industry categories, and maximise the use of scarce resources. The best known services are the ridesharing system Uber and the accommodation service Airbnb. … Continue reading The sharing economy: how over-regulation could destroy an economic revolution (Research Report)

Freedom to teach (Research Report)

This report was originally published with the Institute of Public Affairs with Vicky Stanley and Aaron Lane (Download the PDF here). While there has been much attention and significant resources dedicated to examining the structures surrounding the attraction, training, retention and performance of teachers, there is almost no consideration of the conditions under which teachers … Continue reading Freedom to teach (Research Report)