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Author National Competition Council (Australia)

Title National competition policy : some impacts on society and the economy / National Competition Council
Published Melbourne, Vic. : The Council, 1999


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Description vi, 112 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Executive summary -- The Rationale for reform-- Effects of reform on society and the economy -- employment -- Equity issues -- Community service obligations -- The environment -- Adjustment assistance -- Impacts on urban and rural and regional Communities -- Local government reform -- Reviewing statutory marketing arrangements -- Reviewing other anti-competitive legislation -- Water reform -- Other NCP reforms -- The Public Interest Test -- 1.The NCP package and progress to date -- 1.1 The approach to National Competition Policy -- 1.2 The NCP reform package -- The Council's role -- 1.3 Extended coverage of Trade Practices Act -- 1.4 Improving the performance of essential infrastructure -- Energy -- Water -- Road transport -- 1.5 Reviewing the merits of anti-competitive legislation -- 1.6 Improving the competitiveness of government businesses-- Structural reform -- Competitive neutrality -- Price monitoring -- 1.7 The broader policy mix 2. Effects of reform on society and the economy -- 2.1 Some broad perspectives -- 2.2 Adjustment assistance -- 2.3 Effects on employment -- 2.4 Equity and social welfare -- 2.5 Community service obligations (CS0s) -- 2.6 Effects on the environment -- Water -- Energy -- Other NCP reforms -- 3. Impacts on urban, rural and regional communities -- 3.1 Overview -- 3.2 Local government reform -- 3.3 Reviewing legislation governing statutory marketing authorities (SMAs) -- 3.4 Reviewing other anti-competitive legislation -- 3.5 Water reform -- 3.6 Other NCP reforms -- 4. The Public Interest Test -- 4.1 Role of the 'public interest' in National-Competition Policy -- 4.2 Clause 1(3) of the Competition Principles Agreement -- 4.3 Third party access to infrastructure -- 4.4 Authorisation and notification under the Trade Practices Act -- 4.5 Statutory exemptions - s 51 of the Trade Practices Act - Appendix 1. The NCP Public Interest
Summary The National Competition Council has developed this paper in the context of its role in promoting community understanding and informed debate on National Competition Policy (NCP). The paper seeks to addres some of the recent concerns which have been raised with regard to NCP implementation and clarify some misconceptions. The material in the paper was originally developed in response to two major inquiries launched in 1998 into NCP: the Productivity Commission inquiry into the impacts of NCP on rural Australia, and the Senate inquiry into the socio-economic consequences of NCP reform
Analysis Community service obligations
Economic conditions
Environmental impact
Federal issue
Government business enterprises
Labour market
Local government
Local government issue
National Competition Policy
Public interest
Regional development
Social conditions
State issue
Notes "January 1999" - t.p. and cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Commonwealth of Australia 1999
Subject National Competition Council (Australia)
Competition -- Australia.
Competition -- Government policy -- Australia.
Competition -- Social aspects -- Australia.
Author National Competition Council (Australia)
ISBN 0642621845
Other Titles Some impacts on society and the economy
NCP : some impacts on society and the economy