Update: further progress on cutting red tape.

by 12 September 2019

Dear ANDEV Colleagues There has been further progress on cutting red tape. The Government today announced the first three priority areas for its Deregulation Taskforce. The Taskforce will work with state and territory governments, and businesses themselves, to identify and address the most significant regulatory barriers to investment for selected industries. This continues the Coalition Government’s commitment to reduce red tape and unnecessary regulation, making it easier for businesses to invest, create jobs and grow the economy. [...]

Coalition Government policy initiatives in Northern Australia

by 18 August 2019

Dear ANDEV Colleagues Two-thirds of Australia’s export income is generated in Regional Australia. Mining and Agriculture are the two main export sectors in Northern Australia.  The Coalition Government has an extensive range of initiatives in place to support the Agriculture industry. I have attached the link below to the recent Ministerial announcement from the Department of Infrastructure. https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/department/statements/2019_2020/ministerial-statement/agriculture-water-resources.aspx The Coalition Government has committed to an $100 Billion infrastructure program. The link below will take [...]

Red tape set to be slashed for mining projects: The West Australian, 5 August 2019

by 7 August 2019

Mining projects could get faster and simpler approval — creating more jobs — as a result of a Productivity Commission review to be announced today.

Resources Minister Matt Canavan and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will reveal a 12-month review looking at best-practice examples of regulation to cut unnecessary red tape.

West Australian MP and close personal ally of the PM, Ben Morton, will also have oversight of the review as part of his focus on deregulation.

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Productivity Commission to review resources sector regulation: 5 August 2019

by 7 August 2019

Joint media release with Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan Minister for Resources and Northern Australia The Hon Ben Morton MP Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Streamlining regulation in the resources sector will be the focus of a 12-month review by the Productivity Commission. The Productivity Commission will look at best-practice examples of regulation that removes unnecessary costs for business, while maintaining sound oversight. Australia’s resources sector plays a vital role in sustaining [...]

Boris Johnson plans Singapore-style tax-free zones around UK to power post-Brexit economy:The Telegraph

by 5 July 2019

Half a dozen Singapore-style tax-free zones could be established around Britain to drive forward the economy after Brexit under proposals being considered by Boris Johnson.

The Conservative leadership favourite confirmed that creating tax-free zones in ports – where goods can be landed in the UK but not be subject to any duties – was part of his vision for the country after Britain leaves in October.

Mr Johnson also reiterated his support for a £15billion [...]

ScoMo pledges to cut red tape for new mines:Australian Mining, June 25 2019, Vanessa Zhou

by 25 June 2019

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pushed regulators to improve approval timeframes and reduce regulatory costs instead of ‘making things worse’.

“This in a region where iron ore mining has been taking place for decades and is relatively low risk,” Morrison, in a speech at the Western Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said.

“Take the WA mining industry for example. In 1996, the late Sir Arvi Parbo took the Kambalda nickel mine near Kalgoorlie [...]

WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry Address:24 June 2019, Prime Minister

by 25 June 2019

Thank you.

I value my engagement with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA.

In the big debates – particularly on the GST, but others as well – the Chamber always comes to the table with well researched views and a case worth hearing.

On election night I said the result was a victory not for the Liberal Party, but for the quiet Australians. Australians who quietly go about their lives, working hard each day, [...]

Morrison to cut red tape, reform IR:Andrew Tillett Jun 24, 2019

by 25 June 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has vowed to slash government red tape to unlock investment and opened the door to industrial relations reform, challenging business to make the case for change and to deliver “shared gains” for workers and employers.

In his first major domestic policy speech since winning the election last month, the Prime Minister will rebuff criticism his government lacks a reform agenda, also outlining plans to overhaul the vocational training system and embrace [...]

Gina Rinehart offers Fitzroy Valley land swap for water:Jenne Brammer The West Australian

by 27 May 2019

Iron ore magnate Gina Rinehart could hand over tens of thousands of hectares of pastoral land in the Fitzroy Valley to the State Government so it can develop a national park, as part of a $285 million plan to supercharge growth in the Kimberley cattle industry and create hundreds of jobs in the region.

But the plan’s success hinges on getting a water licence from the Government.

Mrs Rinehart, whose Hancock Agriculture portfolio includes [...]

Donald Trump’s cuts to regulations boost the USA economy!

by 21 May 2019

The USA advocacy group Americans for Prosperity have released a report that demonstrates Donald Trump’s cuts to regulations in the USA is having a significant positive effect on the economy. Manufacturers are more optimistic and costs have been reduced. This all creates the environment for an improvement in jobs, consumer spending and business activity.

Check out their website for other valuable reports.

https://americansforprosperity.org/5-of-americas-most-important-policy-wins-in-2018/