Issues paper on competition review offers CPR for Australian micro-economic reform
An issues paper has been released as part of the government’s competition law and policy review announced by Australian minister for small business Bruce Billson in December 2013. Panellists have since been appointed and a wide-ranging Terms of Reference released in late March 2014.
Submissions on the issues paper are due by 10 June 2014. Minter Ellison will be assisting clients to make submissions to the Competition Policy Review (CPR) and intends to make its own submission based on its experience of competition issues in practice.
The CPR is a golden chance to resuscitate productivity growth in Australia through micro-economic reform, attending to the ‘unfinished business’ of the Hilmer Review in 1993…
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