Competition and regulation

Report

8 Jun 2018

'Red tape' is often a poorly defined term, used in different contexts to mean different things. What one person considers red tape could, to another, be an indispensable piece of regulation. To provide direction to public policy, it is important that there is a clear...

Report

3 Dec 2017

Is competitive pressure in Australia weak? How costly to Australia is market power? This report assesses the evidence and proposes policies to increase competitive pressure.

Journal

13 Nov 2017

This special issue of Policy Quarterly has five articles on aspects of government regulation in New Zealand, five articles on various topical policy issues from a range of (mostly academic) contributors, and three articles based on student research internships.

Conference paper

1 Dec 2013

The legislative framework to establish the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was passed by the Australian Parliament in March 2013. The NDIS is expected to become fully operational in 2018-19 and to provide care and support to 410,000 people with a significant and permanent disability....

Conference paper

1 Dec 2013

This paper explores commercial performance of movie blockbusters at the Australian box office since the 1980s (the Multiplex Era) and draws comparisons with the performance of big movies before that time. It finds that the scale of the theatrical release of films rose through the...

Conference paper

1 Dec 2013

Poor customer service (CS) and complaints handling (CH) performance of the Australian Internet Service Provider (ISP) industry has been the subject of intense scrutiny over the past few years. Internet industry stakeholders such as the ombudsman, consumer association, regulator and government authorities have considered tighter...

Conference paper

1 Dec 2013

This paper provides an empirical account of public participation within an Australian local government context. It seeks to determine the ways civic discourse is articulated and how (if at all) this facilitates civic connection with local government. Through in-depth interviews and focus groups with local...

Conference paper

1 Dec 2013

This paper analyses sales of products within three Australian media markets - cinema box office, DVD retail and book retail - from 2002 to 2011. Several conclusions are drawn. First, significant long tail characteristics emerged in the books and particularly DVD markets, but not cinema,...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

In 2011, three digital media giants, Amazon, Google and Apple, launched music locker services. The timing of the launches was curious, given that the decision of a United States district court case on music locker service Mp3tunes.com was still pending1 and the same court had...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

New platforms offering new experiences and platforms for online interaction with consumers/ audiences.

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

IPAF are a not for profit organisation funded by a broad alliance of businesses and organisations involved in the film and TV industry in Australia. Our purpose is to raise awareness of the cultural, creative and economic value of the Australian industry and the people...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

In the last 15 years the Australian economy has been transformed by the internet. The vast majority of homes now have broadband. There are more mobile phones in Australia than there are Australians. A rapidly increasing number of mobile devices support data services. Email is...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

There are several trends globally that are guiding society to re-examine the way in which we address our energy, communication, and transportation needs. These factors include the increased costs associated with fossil fuels in energy production and transportation, together with recent international trauma from nuclear...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

Since the 1980s the promotion of competition and the attendant concept of efficiency have been central tenets of public policy. These concepts have been applied increasingly with little understanding of their significance and meaning. This paper addresses the implications for competition policy of the transformation...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

This paper explores the evolution and landscape of the App, what governs and regulates the App and the App market now, what might be missing and explore some possible future outcomes and thoughts for the current convergence review. It considers the question, Is the App...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

The trans-Pacific communication and press networks established during the war had permanently fractured the imperial communication and press systems of the pre-war years. Imperial perspectives on communication policy remained influential after the war83 and the British Commonwealth continued to play a major role on the...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is probably the most important Australian public infrastructure project we will see in our lifetime. It offers huge potential social & economic benefits, and a future-proof technology: optical fibre to the premises (FTTP), with a working lifetime of 30 to...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

Microeconomic reform is often dated to the 1980s and occasionally to the mid 1970s picking up important reforms from the Whitlam era. A key phase in this reform period was the corporatisation of Government Business Enterprises (GBEs) which commenced from about 1985. These reforms had...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

The United Kingdom phone hacking controversy centred upon the now defunct British tabloid News of the World became the catalyst for renewed discussion in Australia about whether we need a new private right of action for invasion of privacy protection. The Minister for Privacy and...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

Central to discussions about NBN-enabled applications and services is the concept of online collaboration. This paper positions the software tool Adobe Connect, one of a suite of web services provided by the Adobe technology company, within the NBN-enabled services paradigm, and reports on the way...

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