Submission to Treasury's review of competitive neutrality Policy

The Business Council of Australia has made a submission to Federal Treasury’s review of the Commonwealth Government’s Competitive Neutrality Policy.

Competitive neutrality aims to ensure that government business activities, including Government Business Enterprises, do not receive a competitive advantage due to their public ownership. The policy means private businesses can compete on a level playing field with government businesses which leads to more efficient investment and better services.

With the government re-emerging as an owner of significant new infrastructure businesses, there is a need for government to restate its commitment to the competitive neutrality policy and make changes that will strengthen its operation.

Submission to Treasury for the Review of Competitive Neutrality Policy May 2017