The Monash Business Policy Forum has released its first two papers:
- The Agenda for the Review of National Competition Policy, by myself, Graeme Samuel and Chris Jose; and
- Principles for Australian infrastructure finance, By Rod Maddock
Also, if you are in Melbourne this evening (Thursday, November 14), Graeme and I will be presenting the paper at a talk for the Economics Society at 295 Queens Street (enter from Little Lonsdale St) in Room ROGL02 from 5pm to 6.45pm. I hope to see some of you there.
On the Agenda, the press has picked up on the ‘juicy bits’, such as whether the ACCC should be divided into smaller regulators, but we cover a whole range of areas in both the competition laws and to ‘reboot’ national competition policy. I wont restate the various arguments here – and as is clear from the paper, our objective is to raise questions as much as provide answers – so I hope you enjoy the paper.