Finance Minister Mathias Cormann claims privatising Medibank Private won't cause premiums to increase.
NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley claims electricity privatisation pushes up power prices and households in privatised South Australia have the highest bills.
Impact of changes to service delivery models on the administration and running of government programs
This report recommends that the Australian government assess all current and future proposals for outsourcing government services against a ‘public interest test’, which includes flow-on economic and employment impacts.
This report examines whether current regulatory arrangements constrain the ability of airport operators to exercise their market power over passengers and airlines through unduly high charges, poor service quality, or both.
This research paper explains the key structural reforms that made the 1990s the ‘Golden Era’ of transformation for NSW government businesses. It also explores possible reasons for those gains waning in the early 2000s.
Asset recycling involves the monetisation of existing public assets through sale or lease to the private sector, with all funds received being reinvested in new infrastructure. Asset recycling offers the opportunity to provide newly needed infrastructure without adding to public debt. This report outlines the...
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth airports have market power in services provided to airlines. This draft report asserts that there is no reason for airport operators to become complacent — further scrutiny of some aspects of airports’ performance is warranted, and tailored reforms are needed...
Productivity Commission inquiry into the economic regulation of airports: ACCC submission in response to the issues paper
The ACCC has provided this submission to the Productivity Commission, in response to the issues paper on the inquiry into the economic regulation of airports.
This is the Productivity Commission’s fourth investigation of the economic regulation of airport services since 2000. It presents an opportunity for a fresh look at whether existing arrangements are fit for purpose. The commission has released this issues paper to assist individuals and organisations to...
Customer stewardship is the collective management principles and practices that focus on delivering quality long-term customer outcomes. This paper proposes the establishment of a customer stewardship framework for infrastructure assets that aims to strengthen the chain of responsibility, accountability and transparency for long-term customer outcomes.