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This report examines the issues affecting the competitiveness of Tasmanian business as they relate to shipping, port, road, and rail infrastructure and services. It also focuses on the effectiveness of the freight and passenger subsidy schemes and assesses the alignment of their objectives and outcomes....
Key Points: The market failure that the National Access Regime should address is a lack of effective competition in markets for infrastructure services due to natural monopoly.This is likely to constitute an economic problem where service providers deny access to, or restrict output...
The Productivity Commission has been asked to complete this inquiry by April 2020, and to consult with stakeholders, including transport operators, drivers, industry groups, end users and State, Territory and local governments. This issues paper outlines a range of issues and questions on which the...
Of most concern to business is the costs they face from local government planning and zoning assessment and building and construction regulation.
Key pointsImplementing and enforcing state and territory laws, rather than local laws, dominates local governments’ regulatory workload. While...
This report presents potential options for government assistance to the automotive manufacturing industry and invites readers to make submissions.
Key points:Australia’s automotive manufacturing industry is undergoing significant change. Ford and Holden announced their manufacturing plants will close by 2016 and 2017...
This report identifies wide-ranging differences in the ways all levels of government plan and zone land uses and assess development proposals.