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Australian Government National Competition Policy 2004-05 Annual Report (1 July 2004 - 30 June 2005)


Wednesday, 11 January 2006

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Under the Competition Principles Agreement (CPA), the Australian Government is required to publish an annual report outlining its progress towards:

  • achieving the review and, where appropriate, reform of all existing legislation that restricts competition (as outlined in the Commonwealth Legislation Review Schedule); and
  • implementing competitive neutrality principles (including allegations of non-compliance).

However, to recognise fully the range of Australian Government commitments established by the National Competition Policy (NCP) Agreements, all areas of Australian Government involvement have been reported.

The 2004-05 annual report formally covers the period from 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005 with more recent information provided in certain cases, where available.

The National Competition Council (NCC), the independent body responsible for assessing jurisdictions’ progress with meeting their NCP obligations, has been provided relevant information as required under the CPA to assist with its 2005 assessment of the Australian Government’s progress with implementing NCP reforms.

Details of the 2005 assessment are available on the NCC’s website (www.ncc.gov.au) and the Australian Government’s decision on the NCC assessment is available on the Treasurer’s website (www.treasurer.gov.au).

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Preliminaries  81.11kb
Abbreviations  72.06kb
Introduction  115.83kb
Chapter 1 - Legislation Review  333.23kb
Chapter 2 - Competitive Neutrality  178.58kb
Chapter 3 - Structural Reform of Public Monopolies  89.31kb
Chapter 4 - Access to Essential Infrastructure  75.94kb
Chapter 5 - Government Business Enterprises - Prices Oversight  72.55kb
Chapter 6 - Conduct Code Agreement  94.15kb
Chapter 7 - Council of Australian Governments Related Reforms  95.41kb
Appendix A - Commonwealth Legislation Review Schedule  52.85kb

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Preliminaries  1.51kb
Abbreviations  8.25kb
Introduction  26.33kb
Chapter 1 - Legislation Review  129.97kb
Chapter 2 - Competitive Neutrality  49.79kb
Chapter 3 - Structural Reform of Public Monopolies  21.22kb
Chapter 4 - Access to Essential Infrastructure  9.89kb
Chapter 5 - Government Business Enterprises - Prices Oversight  7.20kb
Chapter 6 - Conduct Code Agreement  4.60kb
Chapter 7 - Council of Australian Governments Related Reforms  15.42kb
Appendix A - Commonwealth Legislation Review Schedule  17.60kb

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