According to the Institute of Public Affairs,
“The Commonwealth Government in 1901 had 258 pages of regulatory Acts. Today it has more than 100,000 pages.
The Rudd/Gillard Government has introduced 20,000 regulations and regulatory changes to expand its controls over businesses and individuals.”
No wonder it’s so difficult to run a business effectively. In 1901, the government spent 3% of what we as taxpayers earned. Now it’s closer to 25%. But hey, at least we’re getting value for our money…. aren’t we?by