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Australian Government Competitive Neutrality Guidelines for Managers (February 2004)


Monday, 22 March 2004

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The Australian Government is committed to accountable and transparent administration and the efficient allocation and utilisation of public resources. One way to realise this commitment is to apply competitive neutrality (CN) policy to government business activities.

These Guidelines provide practical assistance on:

  • Assessing whether CN applies to your business activities;
  • What your CN obligations may be and what adjustments may need to be made;
  • How those adjustments may be applied, and when a particular approach may be more suitable than another; and
  • What is required when reporting on your CN compliance.

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This document is an external resource and can be viewed in a new browser window by following the link to http://www.finance.gov.au/finframework/fc_2004_01.html.

Related Items:

Commonwealth Competitive Neutrality Policy Statement - 1/04/1999
In February 1994, all Australian Governments agreed on the need to accelerate and broaden progress with implementing microeconomic reforms. This commitment was expressed, in part, in the Competition Principles Agreement (CPA), executed at the Council of Australian Governments' meeting in April 1995.

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