Submission to the Australian Nuclear Inquiry

The ATA supports the legalisation of nuclear power generation in Australia within an appropriate regulatory framework based on international best practice that ensures the safe disposal of waste, the safe operation of reactors, the mitigation of any negative environmental impacts, the cost-efficient generation of energy, and a private investment-driven sector with the necessary conditions needed to mitigate sovereign risk and the need for corporate welfare or subsidy.

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Brian Marlow
Hong Kong International Coalition Letter

Today, we launched our letter, undersigned by an international coalition of 46 organisations that represents hundreds of millions of people from 27 countries, strongly condemning recent authoritarian actions by the Administration of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in exerting control over Hong Kong and threatening both the freedoms of its citizens and its economic stability.

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Brian Marlow
MURRAY-DARLING BASIN COMMISSION OF INQUIRY BILL 2019

The ATA welcomes a Murray-Darling Basin Commission of Inquiry in light of the $8.5 billion in revenue that Australian taxpayers have contributed for the health of the river system. The ATA is concerned that this exorbitant and substantial expenditure has not delivered adequate environmental or economic returns and has failed to meet the purported objectives of the laws that govern Australia’s water management.

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Brian Marlow
Review of Model Defamation Provisions

Submission to NSW Department of Justice | By Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance | Satya Marar

The ATA is concerned with defamation laws both as a result of high-level considerations about the impact of defamation laws on individual freedom — particularly the freedom of speech — and from a real world perspective…

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Personal Choice and Community Safety

Joint Submission to WA Legislative Council | By Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance and MyChoice | Tim Andrews and Satya Marar

While ATA and MC recognise the need for appropriate controls in the interest of protecting individuals and the community, it is submitted that this principle does not justify undue restrictions on informed adult citizens in the name of securing their ‘own good’.

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Tobacco Control Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Joint Submission to NT Parliament | By Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance and MyChoice | Tim Andrews and Satya Marar

The ATA recognises the public health threat posed by smoking and supports evidence-based public health policy which encourages smoking cessation and/or reduces smoking-related health harms.

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Brian Marlow
Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Submission to Department of Home Affairs | By Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance | Satya Marar

If enacted, the Bill may also impose an unworkably complex burden on businesses and discourage tech entrepreneurship and investment in Australia. The ATA is also concerned that the Bill may encourage over-reach by law enforcement and allow access to information without a warrant by foreign law enforcement agencies.

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Plain Packaging Regulations

Joint Submission to Health Canada | By Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance and MyChoice Australia

The ATA and MC recommend that Health Canada consider the above-mentioned evidence from Australia by comparison to other nations and decline to pass the contemplated plain packaging regulations.

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Brian Marlow
Cheap Energy Guarantee: A nine-point solution for Australia's electricity crisis

Report | By Australian Taxpaypers’ Alliance| Satya Marar

Cheap and reliable electricity supply is an essential component of any industrialised nation’s prosperity and growth. Electricity is the driving force behind technological innovation and an essential input of production in most goods and services. It is vital to ensuring that products are supplied efficiently at affordable prices for Australian families, businesses, and workers.

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Brian Marlow
Obesity Epidemic in Australia

Submission to Australian Senate Select Committee | By Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance

For these reasons, our submission will follow the terms of inquiry and deal especially with the proposed sugar tax policy which we believe will harm businesses, hurt consumers, especially those of low socio-economic status, and is unlikely to achieve a material impact on public health which could justify its adverse impacts.

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Brian Marlow
Competition in the Australian Financial System

Submission to Productivity Commission | By Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance | Tim Andrews

Our submission is limited to the issue of interchange fees. In our view, there commendation regarding interchange fees in the Draft Report is based on a misunderstanding of the role of the interchange fee within the current payments system.

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Brian Marlow
Inquiry into the Music and Arts Economy in NSW

Submission to NSW Parliament | By Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance | Tim Andrews and Satya Marar

Although we are concerned by the impact of burdensome restrictions and regulations that have damaged the arts, music and nightlife economy in NSW due to our libertarian principles, we accept that genuine community concerns about social amenity, noise pollution and public safety ought to be addressed in a fair manner with evidence-based policy.

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Brian Marlow
Proposals for a Better Australia

Report | By Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance

Australia has a remarkable history of successful economic and political reform. From the early 1980s to the mid-2000s, governments from both sides of politics enacted fundamental, visionary reforms that have led to an unprecedented period of economic growth and prosperity. As a result, Australia entered the 2008 global financial crisis with a strong and vibrant economy, and zero net government debt.

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Brian Marlow