Review of Competition Policy with Minister Bruce Billson

Review of Competition Policy with Minister Bruce Billson

VIC
May 9
Registrations for this event have now closed. For registration information please contact Ricky Papara on 03 9652 8414.

Speakers

The Hon. Bruce Billson MP, Federal Minister for Small Business
Professor Graeme Samuel AC, Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University and former Chairman, ACCC

Event overview

The last major review of competition policy in the early 90s, the Hilmer Review, forced efficiency in markets, drove down costs, contributed to a permanent increase of around $20 billion in GDP and generated large productivity gains. Fast-forward over two decades and there is no question the economy is profoundly changed.

Using the review terms of reference as the basis for discussion, this CEDA event will examine the form of the next Review of Competition Policy, analysing what has changed since the Hilmer Review. It will take a sectoral view of markets affected by impediments to competition (utilities, pharmaceuticals, supermarkets, agribusiness, mining and transport); ask whether the ACCC and other regulatory bodies require change; and take a comparative review of international competition laws.

Structural change in the economy necessitates a hard look at whether our competition policies reflect the way the Australian economy has advanced over the past 20 years. Join CEDA for an in-depth discussion around, and insights into, the 2014 Review of Competition Policy.

Meet the speakers

The Hon. Bruce Billson MP
Federal Minister for Small Business

Professor Graeme Samuel AC
Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University and former Chairman, ACCC

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