Red tape holds back growth

by 29 May 2020

 

Article by Cian Hussey courtesy of the West Australian

 

The WA State Government is leading the way for a post-lockdown recovery based on slashing business-crushing red tape to support small businesses.

Premier Mark McGowan’s moves to make it easier for certain businesses to change how they use their premises and streamline the process for development applications are welcome.

However, the Government can and must go further in cutting red tape to make WA [...]

Tape-slashing business taskforce to be appointed if CLP takes office

by 23 May 2020

Article by Madura McCormack courtesy of the Northern Territory News

Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro will today reveal the party plans a ‘can do’ approvals fast-track taskforce as a matter of priority to advise the Government how it can halve approval waiting times and streamline processes.

A WHIP-CRACKING taskforce will be created to cut red and green tape in the NT and halve approval time frames for business and industries if the CLP takes government at [...]

Red-tape removal ‘key to growth’

by 20 May 2020

Article by Rosie Lewis.

Industry and Science Minister Karen Andrews has issued a call to arms to the states and territories to cut red tape and encourage project approvals or upgrades to help Australia recover from the coronavirus crisis. In an address to the National Press Club on Wednesday, Ms Andrews will also reject any push to nationalise industries or create government-owned entities, saying that history has proven “the folly of that approach” . [...]

Economic reforms key for WA growth

by 20 May 2020

Article by Dean Nalder – WA Shadow Treasurer

Now more than ever, WA needs to undertake significant economic reform to create jobs quickly and stimulate a fragile economy. It’s worth remembering that before COVID-19 , our domestic economy was fragile at best. Recent events have done even more economic damage making it now imperative to: › Cut energy costs for businesses and households; › Reform inefficient taxes and charges like stamp duty; › Increase spending [...]