Red tape – Green tape – Masking tape – Amended

Hmmm.  Don’t look here.  Look at that shiny thing over there.

June 2019:

Following up his victorious address to Australian Public Service leaders asking them to help the government reduce “congestion” in their departments, Morrison said he was building on the policy of “cutting red tape” and light-touch regulation that began under his predecessor Tony Abbott.

August 2019:

Scott Morrison’s hand-picked red tape reduction czar will adopt a forensic sector-by-sector approach to removing unnecessary regulation, targeting industries that will deliver the greatest gains in investment and job creation.

September 2019:

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.

November 2019:

The Prime Minister said his government was focused on busting the obstacles that slow down and even stop business investment and new job creation.

12 December 2019:

The federal government has announced “world-leading” changes to the regulation of tech giants, putting the companies on notice over their business models, treatment of users and dealings with traditional media outlets.

The competition and consumer watchdog will have a new dedicated unit, with enforcement powers, to investigate the activities of digital platforms. Under the direction of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, the unit’s first priority will be inquiring into the tech companies’ advertising technology and algorithms.

Maybe so called  red tape reduction czar Ben Morton wasn’t invited to the meeting.

Update:

Apparently, during the state visit to the US, President Trump laid out the red carpet for Prime Minister Morrison.  As a further act of good will, the red carpet had an adhesive backing given Prime Minister Morrison’s affinity for red tape type effects.

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6 Responses to Red tape – Green tape – Masking tape – Amended

  1. Rafe Champion

    Where is Peter Walsh when we need him?
    OK, wrong party but you know what I mean.

  2. Where is Peter Walsh when we need him

    He would not pass current Liberal Party membership vetting.

    Fiscal responsibility. Small government. Competition. Choice. These things get you cancelled from the membership of any of the majors.

  3. RobK

    and light-touch regulation
    It may call it light but you still know you’ve been touched.

  4. Professor Fred Lenin

    If elected my government will spend the first six months repealing restrictive laws ,consigning them to the incineator of history . I always remember that theiving bitch giliard boasting her wankers had passed over 1000 pieces of legistlation ,what the hell for ? who need s 1000 new laws for Gods sake?

  5. stackja

    Rafe Champion
    #3259344, posted on December 12, 2019 at 2:16 pm
    Where is Peter Walsh when we need him?
    OK, wrong party but you know what I mean.

    Peter Alexander Walsh AO was an Australian senator and Labor politician from 1974 to 1993. Walsh grew up in Doodlakine, Western Australia, where he was a wheat and sheep farmer. Wikipedia
    Born: 11 March 1935, Kellerberrin
    Died: 10 April 2015, Perth

    Peter Walsh dead: Labor financial wizard passes away at 85
    Paul Keating dubbed him the Sid Vicious of politics for his policy rigour and budget repair mastery, writes Geoff Kitney.

    Walsh, who died on Friday at the age of 80, was the flint-hard scrooge of the years of fiscal consolidation that was one of the hallmarks of the Hawke years.

  6. Art Vandelay

    He would not pass current Liberal Party membership vetting.

    Fiscal responsibility. Small government. Competition. Choice. These things get you cancelled from the membership of any of the majors.

    Yep. I can find very few small government believers inside Morrison’s so-called “network of influence” which, according to the Australian, is “going to drain the swamp” (yeah, right).

    Apart from a few outliers, most are big government types, lefties and Labor appointees. A few highlights:

    Treasury secretary Steven Kennedy (former head of the secretariat of the dishonest Garnaut climate review)

    RBA Chair, Philip Lowe (Keynesian loon)

    Turnbull favourite, David Gruen (left wing economist)

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