Productivity Commission inquiries

The Australian Government has referred the subject of regulation of airport services to the Productivity Commission several times. These are the ACCC submissions to the inquiries.

Productivity Commission 2001 inquiry

In December 2000 the Australian Government referred the subject of price regulation of airport services to the Productivity Commission for inquiry and report. The Productivity Commission's report was released in May 2002. The ACCC submitted comments on the issue in May 2001.

ACCC submission into Price Regulation of Airport Services - May 2001 ( PDF 307.02 KB )

Airports Report by Professor King - Market Power and Airports ( PDF 113.62 KB )

Report by NECG - Treatment of New Investment at Regulated Airports ( PDF 207.59 KB )

The ACCC made supplementary submissions regarding airport access and in response to comments in the Department of Transport and Regional Services submission in June and July 2001 respectively.

ACCC supplementary submission - airport access - June 2001 ( PDF 41.16 KB )

ACCC supplementary submission - in response to the DoTaRS submission - July 2001 ( PDF 22.65 KB )

The ACCC made a further submission to the Productivity Commission in October 2001.

ACCC submission into Price Regulation of Airport Services - October 2001 ( PDF 51.09 KB )

Attachment A - NECG comments on land and congestion ( PDF 217.11 KB )

Attachment B - Dr Gannon comments on land, congestion and other matters ( PDF 27.72 KB )

Attachment C - NECG comments on NZ experience ( PDF 112.89 KB )

Productivity Commission 2006 inquiry

In April 2006 the Australian Government referred the price regulation arrangements for airport services to the Productivity Commision for inquiry and report within 9 months. The ACCC made a submission in August 2006.

ACCC submission into price regulation of airport services - August 2006 ( PDF 543.37 KB )

Productivity Commission 2011 inquiry

In December 2010 the Australian Government referred the current economic regulation arrangements for airport services to the Productivity Commission for inquiry and report. The Productivity Commission released an issues paper on 25 January 2011.

The ACCC provided its initial submission to the Productivity Commission on 21 March 2011.

ACCC submission into economic regulation of airport services - March 2011 ( PDF 314.64 KB )

The PC released its draft report on 22 August 2011. The ACCC made a further submission to the inquiry on 10 October 2011.

ACCC submission into economic regulation of airport services - October 2011 ( PDF 128.9 KB )

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