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Ian Harper

Harper to do a Hilmer

The draft report by the Competition Policy Review has signaled a revolution in the provision of human services- but the interest has all been elsewhere.

Competition review draft revealed

The federal government’s competition review advisory panel has released its draft report, with recommendations including the abolition of the National Competition Council and Australian Energy Regulator, deregulation of taxis, pharmacies and trading hours, removal of restrictions on parallel imports, and promotion of user choice in health, education and community services.

No uniformity to trade development

A Distinguished economist has painted a rosy picture of economic growth opportunities for Western Australia, but warns that capitalising on the predicted boom in the Indian economy will be entirely different from the Chinese experience.