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Australian Government National Competition Policy Annual Report (1 April 2003 - 30 June 2004)


Friday, 24 December 2004

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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 NCP Agreements, all areas of Australian Government involvement have been reported.

The 2001-02 annual report published on 21 October 2003 covered the period 1 July 2001 to around 31 March 2003 (where information was available). In the interests of providing the most recent information available (up to the end of June 2004), this report covers the period from approximately 1 April 2003 to 30 June 2004.

The National Competition Council, the independent body responsible for assessing jurisdictions’ progress with reforming their NCP obligations was provided relevant information as required under the CPA to assist with its 2004 assessment of the Australian Government’s progress with implementing NCP reforms.

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Australian Government National Competition Policy Annual Report  915.81kb

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Preliminaries & Abbreviations  12.30kb
Introduction  22.92kb
Legislation Review  158.05kb
Competitive Neutrality  55.60kb
Structural Reform of Public Monopolies  18.88kb
Access to Essential Infrastructure  9.03kb
Government Business Enterprises - Prices Oversight  6.99kb
Conduct Code Agreement  5.10kb
COAG Related Reforms (Electricity, Gas, Water, Road Transport)  29.53kb
Appendix A - Commonwealth Legislation Review Schedule  19.49kb

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