Ian Harper

Type: Person
Name: Ian Harper
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Regulated shops can’t compete with online

RESTRICTIVE trading hours are making it harder for bricks-and-mortar shops to compete against online retailers which are always open, a panel reviewing Australia’s competition policies has warned. The federal government’s Competition Policy Review Panel ... [Published Adelaide Now - 2 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

New body could take ACCC's telco access powers

The draft report of the Competition Policy Review has recommended that a new organisation should take over a number of the regulatory powers of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, including the ACCC's telecommunications access and pricing ... [Published Computerworld Australia - 13 hours ago]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 21 reports

Every road should have tolls: report

Bad news ... the most controversial proposal in the report is “cost-reflective pricing for roads”. Source: News Corp Australia EVERY road in the nation would be tolled with costs tied to what, where and when you drive, under a recommendation from a powerful ... [Published Perth Now - 4 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Competition review demands radical law change to tackle abuse of market power

The Federal Government's competition review is demanding a radical recasting of consumer laws to stop big companies like Coles and Woolworths abusing their market power. The review, led by the economist Ian Harper, has delivered its first round of recommendations ... [Published ABC Online - 7 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Root and branch review bears fruit – Harper Review Draft Report released today

The Competition Policy Review Panel has today released its 307-page Draft Report on the effectiveness of Australia’s current competition policy and laws, and its recommendations for the promotion of competition across the economy. A full copy of the Draft ... [Published Mallesons - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

New “effects test” to give a leg-up to SMEs

Small business has won a victory with a new proposal giving the competition watchdog more scope to act against major companies that use their market power to stifle competition.The government’s competition review panel led by Professor Ian Harper today ... [Published Dynamic Business - 8 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Competition review joins chorus against 'Australia tax'

The Coalition-appointed panel charged with reviewing Australia’s competition policies has resoundingly backed the advice of a parliamentary inquiry into IT pricing, recommending that copyright rules be tweaked to encourage consumers to work around the ... [Published IT News Australia - 11 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Harper review recommends scrutiny of trade agreement IP clauses

The panel conducting a review of Australia competition policy landscape has recommended increased scrutiny of intellectual property-related clauses in trade agreements."Independent and transparent analysis of the costs and benefits to Australia of any ... [Published Computerworld Australia - 13 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Markets Live: Year's gains fade fast

1:13pm: Telstra is expected to scrap its T-Box personal video recorder and internet television device, which has been a major driver of Foxtel’s recent subscriber growth , with 760,000 units now in the market.Foxtel is also understood to be ­developing ... [Published Melbourne Age - 13 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Don’t copy Fonterra: report

Won’t work: Adapting Australian competition laws to allow the creation of “national champions” like New Zealand’s Fonterra could hurt consumers, a report has found. Picture: Nathan Dyer Source: News Corp AustraliaCREATING national agribusiness champions ... [Published Weekly Times Now - 13 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Health, education to be focus of draft competition review

Health and education will dominate the recommendations of the draft Harper competition review when it is released today, The Australian Financial Review reports.According to the newspaper, the draft report will recommend the opening up of the health and ... [Published Business Spectator - 18 hours ago]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Business must focus on product safety

The competition watchdog has initiated proceedings against supermarket giant Woolworths, alleging it mislead customers over the safety of a range of products including chairs, matches and deep fryers.Customers that bought the affected products are being ... [Published Dynamic Business - Sep 19 2014]

Quotes

"roads are the only piece of infrastructure where the government effectively buys and owns all the assets, setting aside the number of toll roads, funds through the general tax system and then gives away the services" Professor Harper said
"a lot of local government rules around the country give incumbent businesses the right to object to new businesses wanting to come in" Professor Harper said

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Regulated shops can’t compete with online [Published Adelaide Now - 2 hours ago]
Every road should have tolls: report [Published Perth Now - 4 hours ago]
Competition review demands radical law change t... [Published ABC Online - 7 hours ago]
Big business blasts competition review [Published Brisbane Times - 8 hours ago]
Root and branch review bears fruit – Harper Rev... [Published Mallesons - 8 hours ago]
New “effects test” to give a leg-up to SMEs [Published Dynamic Business - 8 hours ago]
Call for changes to trading hours ... [Published Canberra Times - 9 hours ago]
Competition review proposes sweeping changes [Published Melbourne Age - 9 hours ago]
Consumer gains from competition review [Published Northern Territory News - 9 hours ago]
Competition review recommends scrapping restric... [Published Retailbiz.com.au - 10 hours ago]
Competition review released: Call to abolish re... [Published Smart Company Australia - 10 hours ago]
Harper competition review seeks widspread chang... [Published Conversation AU - 11 hours ago]
Competition review joins chorus against 'Austra... [Published IT News Australia - 11 hours ago]
Trading hours reform in competition review [Published Inside Retailing Online - 12 hours ago]
Harper review recommends scrutiny of trade agre... [Published Computerworld Australia - 13 hours ago]
Markets Live: Year's gains fade fast [Published Melbourne Age - 13 hours ago]
Open pharmacies, taxis to market: report [Published NEWS.com.au - 13 hours ago]
Open pharmacies, taxis to market: report [Published Townsville Bulletin - 13 hours ago]
New body could take ACCC's telco access powers [Published Computerworld Australia - 13 hours ago]
Don’t copy Fonterra: report [Published Weekly Times Now - 13 hours ago]
Let Qlders shop 'til they drop: inquiry [Published Brisbane Times - 13 hours ago]
Public holiday trading hours reviewed [Published Geelong Advertiser - 14 hours ago]
Pharmacy protection should be lifted: Harper re... [Published Business Spectator - 14 hours ago]
Review Panel: Australia's Cartel And Price Fixi... [Published Business Insider Australia - 14 hours ago]
Competition review says retail hours outdated [Published Business Spectator - 14 hours ago]
Drop retail trading hours ... [Published Canberra Times - 14 hours ago]
'Reboot economy through competition' [Published West Australian - 15 hours ago]
Competition inquiry backs 'effects test' laws t... [Published WA Today - 15 hours ago]
Fronterra-style dairy desk unsound [Published The Land Australia - 15 hours ago]
Competition review proposes scrapping NCC [Published Business Spectator - 15 hours ago]
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