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Australia’s infrastructure policy and the COAG National Reform Agenda


  • Luke McInerney

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)

  • Chris Nadarajah

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)

  • Frances Perkins

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)


In the last 15 years, Australian governments' infrastructure policy has shifted systematically from directly providing virtually all infrastructure to creating competitive markets where competing public and private suppliers can provide infrastructure efficiently. Wide ranging competition and structural reforms, particularly under National Competition Policy, have underpinned this policy shift.

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  • Luke McInerney & Chris Nadarajah & Frances Perkins, 2007. "Australia’s infrastructure policy and the COAG National Reform Agenda," Economic Roundup, The Treasury, Australian Government, issue 1, pages 17-49, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsy:journl:journl_tsy_er_2007_1_2

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    Cited by:

    1. Greg Coombs & Chris Roberts, 2007. "Trends in infrastructure," Economic Roundup, The Treasury, Australian Government, issue 1, pages 1-16, February.
    2. Gary Madden & Jeffrey Petchey & Aaron Morey, 2011. "Recent Australian Infrastructure Liberalization," Chapters,in: International Handbook of Network Industries, chapter 26 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    3. Joseph B. Oyedele & Alastair Adair & Stanley McGreal, 2014. "Performance of global listed infrastructure investment in a mixed asset portfolio," Journal of Property Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 31(1), pages 1-25, March.

    More about this item


    COAG; Council of Australian Governments; infrastructure; economic development; NRA; National Reform Agenda; National Competition Policy; competition; government policy;

    JEL classification:

    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure


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