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Review of National Competition Policy Reforms

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    In 2004, the Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to look at the impact on the economy and the community of NCP and related reforms and for areas which offer opportunities for significant gains. The Commission found that the benefits of NCP have greatly outweighed the costs. The benefits have flowed to both low and high income earners, and to country as well as city Australia. The Commission outlines how Australia’s ageing population and other international and domestic pressures necessitate further actions to raise productivity and sustainability. The Commission proposes a wide-ranging agenda for nationally coordinated reform, particularly in the areas of energy and water, freight transport, greenhouse gas abatement and consumer protection. An overarching review of the health system and further reform in vocational education and training are also needed.

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    Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Others with number 0506004.

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    Length: 503 pages
    Date of creation: 06 Jun 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpot:0506004

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    Keywords: National Competition Policy; NCP; Reforms; Infrastructure; Health; Transport; Education;

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    Cited by:
    1. Edwards, Geoff W., 2012. "The Desalination Plant, The North-South Pipeline And The Welfare Of Melburnians," 2012 Conference (56th), February 7-10, 2012, Freemantle, Australia 124292, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
    2. Paul Gretton, 2008. "Assessing the Importance of National Economic Reform – Australian Productivity Commission Experience," EABER Working Papers 21792, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    3. Craig Beaumont & Li Cui, 2007. "Conquering Fear of Floating," IMF Policy Discussion Papers 07/2, International Monetary Fund.

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