Ian Harper

Type: Person
Name: Ian Harper
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

The ACCC's purist energy views rile the gentailers

Buried in the millions of words pouring in to Ian Harper’s review of Australian competition policy is a trenchant battle over the fate of the east coast electricity market and a growing criticism of the main competition watchdog for pursuing a purist ... [Published Business Spectator - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Peter Costello backs GST threshold reform, but says effects test is a bad idea

Former Treasurer Peter Costello has thrown his support behind calls for a reduction in the GST-free threshold for overseas online purchases, telling a conference in Sydney this week the Australian retail landscape has changed dramatically since the GST ... [Published Smart Company Australia - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Peter Costello buys into retail debate

Former federal treasurer Peter Costello has gone into bat for the major retailers, arguing against the introduction of an effects test as part of the Harper review of competition laws.Echoing the view of Wesfarmers chief executive Richard Goyder, Mr Costello ... [Published WA Today - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Apprenticeships offer bright youngsters a great future

ATG Training has launched Plan A online and through social media to inspire A* to C grade students leaving school or college in the Thames Valley to consider the benefits of training and qualifying through the workplaceA training provider has launched ... [Published Reading Post - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

“I hear your pain”: chair of competition review tells small business

Professor Ian Harper, the chair of the competition policy review, told an audience of small business people at the 12 th COSBOA National Small Business Summit in Melbourne yesterday: “I hear your pain.”Harper is heading up the federal government’s “root ... [Published Smart Company Australia - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Competition Policy Review Threatens NFP Mission

The Not for Profit sector has been warned that a review of competition policy in Australia could have a significant effect on the future uniqueness of the social economy - but few organisations are engaging in the review process.Sector leader and Executive ... [Published Pro Bono Australia - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Business competition policy review divides sector

The Coalition's examination of competition policy hasn't issued its draft report yet but has already caused a split in the business community about how far Australia's weak competition laws should be toughened up.Professor Ian Harper, the chair of the ... [Published ABC Online - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Harper and Hewson to address the challenges facing small business at Summit

PROFESSOR Ian Harper , chair of the Abbott Government’s Competition Policy Review and Dr John Hewson AM , former Liberal Party and federal opposition leader, will speak about the challenges facing small business, and discuss plans for the future with ... [Published Business Acumen Magazine - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Adversarial politics could give consumers an electric shock

Of all the reviews being conducted on energy-related matters at present, the one about national competition policy chaired by Ian Harper may turn out to have the most oomph.This ‘son of Hilmer exercise’ -- the 1990s report from Fred Hilmer having been ... [Published Business Spectator - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

'Plan A' Doesn't Have To Be Uni For A*-C Students

As graduates return home with around £40,000 of debt, a Buckinghamshire company say it doesn't need ot be that way.ATG Training say apprenticeships are often shunned by students who get A* to C grades at A Level, but that training could be an alternative ... [Published Mix 96 - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 2 reports

Wrapping the NBN in cotton wool

Advocates for competitive, fair and open markets have taken a sledgehammer to the anti-competitive shield surrounding the National Broadband Network (NBN). The company building the network, NBN Co, has been given legislative protection that is unsurpassed ... [Published Business Spectator - Jul 17 2014]
First reported May 07 2014 - Updated May 07 2014 - 1 reports

Abbott's competition review chief pulls out of Liberal party fundraiser

Ian Harper, an economist, heads the government's review into competition policy. Photograph: /AAP The economist leading the government's competition policy review has pulled out of a budget-day Liberal party fundraiser after the opposition warned the ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 07 2014]

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"as you note, this is an independent panel and the independence of both the panel and the review is of the highest importance to me" Harper said in a letter to Bowen

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The ACCC's purist energy views rile the gentailers [Published Business Spectator - Aug 19 2014]
Peter Costello backs GST threshold reform, but ... [Published Smart Company Australia - Aug 19 2014]
Peter Costello buys into retail debate [Published WA Today - Aug 18 2014]
Apprenticeships offer bright youngsters a great... [Published Reading Post - Aug 11 2014]
“I hear your pain”: chair of competition review... [Published Smart Company Australia - Aug 08 2014]
Competition Policy Review Threatens NFP Mission [Published Pro Bono Australia - Aug 07 2014]
Business competition policy review divides sector [Published ABC Online - Aug 07 2014]
Coles makes a bold choice in Jeff Kennett [Published Business Spectator - Aug 06 2014]
Harper and Hewson to address the challenges fac... [Published Business Acumen Magazine - Jul 31 2014]
The IT Pricing Inquiry: One Year On, And Nothin... [Published Gizmodo Australia - Jul 29 2014]
Turning NBN Co into another Telstra [Published Business Spectator - Jul 25 2014]
Vertigan NBN review panel to miss deadline: report [Published Business Spectator - Jul 22 2014]
Adversarial politics could give consumers an el... [Published Business Spectator - Jul 21 2014]
'Plan A' Doesn't Have To Be Uni For A*-C Students [Published Mix 96 - Jul 18 2014]
Government consults on the extension of unfair ... [Published Herbert Smith LLP - Jul 18 2014]
Wrapping the NBN in cotton wool [Published Business Spectator - Jul 17 2014]
ACCC needs to be regulated: Vertigan panel [Published Business Spectator - Jul 16 2014]
Thames Valley Training Provider ATG Training Ca... [Published PRWeb - Jun 25 2014]
Better competition will ease costs: govt [Published Townsville Bulletin - May 09 2014]
Abbott's competition review chief pulls out of ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 07 2014]
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