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The government has agreed to a push from Professor Ian Harper for a new competition policy body. AAP/Lukas Coch

Turf wars loom over new competition policy body

The federal government will implement Harper's much-pushed for recommendation for a new competition policy body - but how its fits with other regulators is uncertain.
The government’s response to Ian Harper’s competition recommendations should underpin the next 20 years of Australia’s economic growth. AAP/Lukas Coch

Harper response is good economics and smart politics

The response to the Harper recommendations on competition policy reform was mature and wisely sidestepped the issue that could derail debate on it.
Whether the Harper Review might stoke competition in the retail grocery sector remains to be seen. AAP/Dan Peled

Harper Review: a mixed basket for Coles and Woolworths

Supermarket giants are predictably opposed to Harper Review's effects test, but the report is a mixed bag when it comes to other retail competition issues.
The Harper competition policy review recommendations include changing the way misuse of market power can be prosecuted. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

Explainer: what is the competition ‘effects test’?

The "effects test" aims to boost prosecutions for misuse of market power. But will it really make it easier for the ACCC to win cases?

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