Ben Morton praises Mark McGowan on cutting red tape but ridicules Anthony Albanese

The West Australian, 2 October 2020 Ben Morton will today label Australia’s regulatory system a “Job-Killer”. Credit: Ian Munro/The West Australian Western Australia’s point man for the Prime Minister, Ben Morton will today lash Australia’s regulatory system labelling it a “Job-Killer” and outlining the Morrison Government’s $84 million plan to reduce red tape. In a major speech to the Business …

McGowan Government to unveil new planning laws to fast-track developments and cut council red tape to boost WA’s economic recovery

The West Australian, 19 May 2020 New laws to be unveiled by the McGowan Government tomorrow would see major developments fast-tracked and council red tape abolished in a new plan to kickstart WA’s economic recovery. Credit: Ryan McVay/Getty Images Major developments would be fast-tracked and council red tape for things such as building an extension or patio abolished in a …

The West Live: Minderoo Foundation CEO Andrew Hagger outlines vision for WA businesses amid coronavirus crisis

The West Australian, 27 April 2020 Minderoo Foundation CEO Andrew Hagger. Credit: JAMES ROSS/AAPIMAGE Cutting red tape for all businesses – not just those with large projects in the pipeline – will be the key to helping Australians recover from the coronavirus crisis, according to the chief executive of the Minderoo Foundation. Andrew Hagger will speak to The West Live …

Economic fears and payroll red tape: Why SMEs are losing faith in the Morrison government

Matthew Elmas / SmartCompany, November 20, 2019 Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Source: AAP/Daniel Leal-Olivas. Aussie SME owners worried about the health of the economy and frustrated with payroll red tape are increasingly directing their blame at the Morrison government. That’s the finding from the latest edition of Sensis’ quarterly business index, which has tracked a rise in perception that federal …

Red tape rebounds to record high after Abbott’s cuts

The Australian, November 7, 2019 Red tape, driven by federal agencies, has grown to record levels ­despite Tony Abbott’s 2013 pledge to slash constraints on the economy. The number of regulations in federal law has increased by 9 per cent to 356,000 since 2013, ­according to research by the Institute of Public Affairs, despite the former prime minister having a …

Hopes for water in thirsty north stuck in red tape

Mango farmer Dave Gray with daughter Jackie Gray at their property near the Adelaide River, in the Northern Territory. Picture. Helen Orr The Australian, October 12, 2019 Things were a lot easier a century ago when it came to building dams, weirs and reservoirs. In the early 1920s, Dutch ­engineer and agriculturalist Edwin Verburg got £3000 and some ­Aboriginal workers …

Red-tape cuts to get nation moving

The Australian, September 2019 The Coalition government has put major ­infrastructure projects at the centre of a new deregulation agenda amid calls to bring forward spending on road, port and rail projects to boost economic growth. Streamlining state and federal approval and licence ­regimes for major infrastructure projects — along with tearing up rules that inhibit the nation’s food manufactures, …

Maylands’ Seasonal Brewing Company has amended trading hours bid knocked back by council

Community News/The West Australian, 4 September 2019 Nick Southwell, co-owner of Seasonal Brewing in Maylands.Picture: Nic Ellis The co-owner of a new suburban microbrewery claims “local government is broken” after his business suffered yet another setback in its four-year battle with red tape. The Seasonal Brewing Company, on Guildford Road in Maylands, had its bid for extended trading hours rejected …

Red Tape: Small businesses no longer need to jump through hoops

The West Australian, 17 August 2019 Canning River Cafe owner Lee Green, right, with City of Canning Mayor Paul Ng, Small Business Development Corporation small business commissioner David Eaton and City of Canning chief executive officer Arthur Kyron.Picture: The West Australian Small businesses in a southern Perth suburb will no longer need to jump through hoops to obtain permits, with …