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Law Council of Australia


Review of the Commonwealth Government’s Competitive Neutrality Policy

The submission to the Treasury in relation to the Review of the Commonwealth Government's Competitive Neutrality Policy was prepared by the Business Law Section. 

Competitive Neutrality (CN) exists when government business activities do not enjoy net competitive advantages over their private sector competitors simply by virtue of public sector ownership.

The submission reviews the current policy in the light of:

1. Commonwealth Competitive Neutrality Policy Statement, June 1996 (CN Policy Statement);

2. Australian Government Competitive neutrality Guidelines for Managers, February 2004 (CN Guidelines); and

3. Our experience as advisors to both Government businesses and private-sector competitors of Government businesses.

You can read the full submission below.


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