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- Craig on Facing the unknowns in Middle East These actions are not about bringing peace.This war will go longer than any war in history and it has not even been declared ... more
- Craig on Climate: are we serious enough? No we are not serious enough, let's price electricity out the realm of everyone from the so called"middle" class down. ... more
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- Robert on Not in the name of religion Not about religion? Yeah right. You keep telling yourself that Tim. Its about Islam mate, take the blinkers off. more
- Join the Q Society on Not in the name of religion Tim, this is pure IslamQuran 8:12ShakirWhen your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who ... more
- Davo on Not in the name of religion Nailed it Tim. more
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- scott on Father's gift to save his son Thanks for these inspiring stories! Not everyone ends up being healthy enough or a good enough match to be able to be a ... more
- Bikinis not Burkas on ISIS flag auctioned at Sydney mosque Try carrying a radar detector in NSW and see what happens, that lowers their revenue base but carrying a death flag doesn't, ... more
- Tejas on Ban Fred Nile's 'Burqa Ban' BS? Of course every sane person should oppose it. He tried in 2010 and failed, he will fail again. This is what has engulfed the ... more
- Nobody can help those who dont help themselves on Lifting the terror security risk Cook and Columbus gave beads and trinkets in exchange for land and control. But you are much smarter than the poor ... more
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Red tape stifling what you do?
Tim Webster & Tracey Spicer discuss red tape, and a new survey that found it is eroding competitiveness and the Australian Tax Office tops the list of bureaucracies for generating troublesome regulatory hurdles.
The ATO leads the NSW Business Chamber's fifth annual Red Tape Survey, followed by NSW local governments, safety regulators, Fair Work Australia and Centrelink.
Seven out of ten businesses surveyed indicated that the cost and time to comply with regulations have increased over the two years, with less than 1 per cent indicating those factors have decreased.
Tim & Tracey speak with Damian Kelly, Spokesperson for the NSW Business Chamber, who are calling for better ways to reduce red tape.
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NSW BUSINESS CHAMBER'S RED TAPE SURVEY RESULTS:
Scores based on the percentage of respondents who indicated high levels of red tape when interacting with agencies:
Australian Tax Office - 73.4 per cent
NSW local governments - 57.4 per cent
Safety regulators (Safe Work, Workcover etc) - 55.2 per cent
Fair Work Australia - 52.8 per cent
Centrelink - 46.1 per cent
Businesses that say the time taken to comply with regulations has increased - 70 per cent
Businesses that believe their ability to grow their business has been hampered by regulatory requirements - 51 per cent
Businesses that say time and cost of complying with regulations has decreased - one per cent
Businesses that believe they have to comply with regulations that make "no sense" - 41 per cent
Source: NSW Business Chamber, 2012 Red Tape Survey
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