Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt has said a Productivity Commission report draft is a “timely reminder” that governments must remove unnecessary barriers to the sector’s growth.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pushed regulators to improve approval timeframes and reduce regulatory costs instead of ‘making things worse’.
The Independent Inquiry into the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Report has recommended more red tape for Victoria’s mining industry.
The Coalition government has announced plans to repeal over 10,000 pieces of legislation and regulations in a bid to cut over $700 million worth of red tape from across the economy.
Macquarie University’s Michael Quilter discusses the impact of red tape, and of its proposed removal.
The Victorian government has announced a number of reforms that it says will cut red tape and boost productivity and investment in the state’s mining sector.
A leading professor of economics says if Australia didn’t have such a rich reserve of resources the nation would be the poor white trash of Asia.
With the election done and dusted, and the Coalition handed victory, the mining, gas and oil industry lobbyists are getting ready to visit Canberra to talk about implementing changes to the industry.