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Review of National Competition Policy Reforms

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The Productivity Commission’s inquiry report into the ‘Review of the National Competition Policy Reforms’ was released in April 2005. 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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  • Productivity Commission, 2005. "Review of National Competition Policy Reforms," Inquiry Reports, Productivity Commission, Government of Australia, number 33.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:prodir:33
    Note: 503 pages
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    Cited by:

    1. World Bank, 2013. "Republic of Turkey Reform for Competitiveness Technical Assistance : Fostering Open and Efficient Markets through Effective Competition Policies," World Bank Other Operational Studies 17010, The World Bank.
    2. CARROLL Peter & BOUNDS Gregory, 2016. "Towards Responsive Regulations and Regulatory Coherence in ASEAN and East Asia: The Case of Australia," Working Papers DP-2016-14, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
    3. Jenny Gordon, 2016. "Australia's Productivity: Some Insights from Productivity Analysis," Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 3(2), pages 173-186, May.
    4. repec:sls:ipmsls:v:32:y:2017:11 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Sean Dougherty & Andrea Renda, 2017. "Pro-Productivity Institutions: Learning from National Experience," International Productivity Monitor, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, vol. 32, pages 196-217, Spring.

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    Keywords

    National Competition Policy; competition policy; NCP; Reforms; Infrastructure; Health; Transport; Education;

    JEL classification:

    • H - Public Economics
    • I - Health, Education, and Welfare
    • J - Labor and Demographic Economics
    • P - Economic Systems
    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics

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