October 16, 2014
Media release

Competition Policy Review – further public forums

The Competition Policy Review Panel has scheduled additional public forums in Canberra, Darwin and Hobart.

Professor Ian Harper, Chair of the Review, is pleased with the level of public engagement with the Review.

‘We have had high quality engagement from people in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.  We will now also be visiting Canberra, Darwin and Hobart.

‘It is very encouraging to know that there is strong demand from the public in places like Darwin to speak to the Panel – the Final Report will benefit substantially from the broadest possible perspectives on competition policy in Australia’ Professor Harper said.

After the close of consultation on 17 November 2014, the Panel will then consider its final recommendations, with the Final Report due with the Australian Government by March next year.

Registrations for the public forums can be made on the Review’s website.

Canberra
Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Departmental Conference Room, The Treasury
Langton Crescent, Canberra

Darwin
Thursday 30 October 2014, 8.00 – 10.00am
Signature Room, Hilton Darwin
32 Mitchell Street, Darwin

Hobart
Friday 7 November 2014, 11.00am – 1.00pm
Jones & Co. Room, Henry Jones Art Hotel
25 Hunter Street, Hobart

Up‑to‑date advice on the Review and its progress, including details of public forums, are posted regularly on the Review’s website. Interested parties can subscribe to the website by providing email details.

Contact:

Media enquiries should be directed to: Email: medialiaison@treasury.gov.au Phone: 02 6263 2300.

The Competition Policy Review Final Report was released on 31 March 2015 and the Review has concluded.

On 24 November 2015 the Treasurer released the Government response to the Competition Policy Review and the Government response on the National Access Regime.