Clarification of ACCC Chairman’s comments in The Australian Financial Review 6 January

6 January 2014

As part of a wide ranging interview on the year ahead the Chairman of the ACCC, Mr Rod Sims, welcomed the coming Root and Branch competition review. He said the review will be extremely important in terms of addressing impediments to competition which will benefit the economy generally. 

He also said that the competition review was likely to address the role of government in markets, and then went on to say that, generally, the private sector will run commercial enterprises more efficiently than government.

There was no reference made to privatise any specific Commonwealth owned entity.

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