Competition policy

Competition policy

Apr 23
Competition is a source of productivity and efficiency; it drives pricing, delivers choice to consumers and positively influences business. Renewed competition policy is essential to meeting future economic challenges.
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Professor Ian Harper, Chair, Competition Policy Review Panel
Rod Sims, Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Professor Paul Gollan, Director, Australian Institute for Business and Economics, The University of Queensland

Event Overview

The Federal Government's first competition policy review in over 20 years examines whether Australia's competition policy and laws will suit shifting economic circumstances of the coming decade.

At this CEDA event, ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims argues which competition policy adjustments will best improve productivity, reduce costs and stimulate business activity. He has previously said Australia's pro-competition culture is at risk and spoken against privatising in ways that limit competition.

Join senior colleagues from various sectors to hear leading thinking on the balance to both protect markets and enable competition and to consider the implications for industry, business, consumers and future economic activity.


Meet the speakers

Professor Ian Harper
Chair, Competition Policy Review Panel

One of Australia’s leading economists, Professor Harper has worked closely with governments, banks, corporates and leading professional services firms. He is a Partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and Director of Deloitte Access Economics. As a member of the Wallis Inquiry he was at the forefront of financial market reform in Australia. The Competition Policy Review Final Report was released on 31 March 2015.

Rod Sims
Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Rod Sims has worked with the National Competition Council, Port Jackson's Partners Limited, NSW Rail Infrastructure Corporation, InfraCo Asia, Ingeus and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. He has advised CEOs and boards of Australia's top companies on commercial and corporate strategy.

Meet the moderator

Professor Paul Gollan
Director, Australian Institute for Business and Economics, The University of Queensland

With specialist human resources and industrial relations expertise Professor Paul Gollan has authored, co-authored and co-edited 14 books along with book chapters, journal articles and reports and columns for the Australian Financial Review and The Age. He holds an MSc (Econ) and PhD from the London School of Economics.

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