Economics Committee examining healthy competition and boosting productivity – Parliamentary Research Institute

Australia’s competition landscape will be the focus of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics’ public hearings with the Productivity Commission and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on 16 and 17 March 2023.

These are the first hearings for the committee’s new inquiry into promoting economic dynamism, competition and business formation.

Committee Chair, Dr Daniel Mulino MP, said that ‘Healthy competition and stimulating productivity can enhance the wellbeing of all Australians.

‘Boosting productivity is a key driver of wages growth, while healthy competition can lead to higher quality goods and services, greater variety, lower prices, and more innovation.’

‘The Productivity Commission and the ACCC are key players in these areas and a number of other issues that the committee will be exploring throughout this inquiry. Both organisations have done extensive work in this field, so the committee will benefit from their perspectives and experience.’

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