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Josh Frydenberg, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, wants policymakers to see regulation in a new light. Alan Porritt/AAP

Metadata and jobseeker plans contradict red tape target

The Australian government’s target of A$1 billion of red-tape savings for the year is now in sight ($700 million up to March 2014 and a claimed $300 million from the carbon tax repeal plus Future of Financial…
Cardinal George Pell reportedly led Catholic Church lobbying of the government to abolish the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission. AAP/Dean Lewins

Charitable treatment by regulator belies church complaints

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) was created by the former federal Labor government and began operation in December 2012. It is so new that some charities are yet to be required…
Repeal Day: liberating business, or pure politics? Alan Porritt/AAP

Repeal day an exercise in deregulation smoke and mirrors

Repeal day – a political stunt copied from David Cameron’s government in the UK – will go ahead in Australia this Wednesday. The very fact the government plans to repeal some 10,000 regulations suggests…

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