House of Representatives Committees

Standing Committee on Economics, Finance and Public Administration

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

Review of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission annual report 1995-96

The Committee tabled its report Review of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission annual report 1995-96 in June 1997. Copies of the full report are available in PDF format (90KB) and from the Committee Secretariat.

(To view or print the PDF document, you will require the Acrobat PDF Reader, which can be downloaded free of charge from Adobe.)

Government response to the Committee's report was tabled on 3 March 1998. The Chairman issued a media release on 6 March 1998 commenting on the Government response.

Table of contents of report

FOREWORD

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

TERMS OF REFERENCE

LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER TWO: ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION


Background
Functions and powers
New environment/ new work
Promoting competition, and safeguarding consumers

CHAPTER THREE: MERGERS


Background
Issues and industry/ business response
Concentration thresholds
Market definition
The authorisation process
Public benefit
Section 87B undertakings
Issues and industry/ business comment

CHAPTER FOUR: CONCLUSION


Mergers
Competition and consumer benefits
Monitoring and evaluation of outcomes

APPENDIX 1: LIST OF SUBMISSIONS

APPENDIX 2: LIST OF HEARINGS AND WITNESSES (A copy of the public hearing transcript is available in PDF format)

Speeches Tabling speech: Mr D Hawker MP (Chairman), 23 June 1997.

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