Ian Harper

Type: Person
Name: Ian Harper
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

No licences for commercial property

The Victorian Coalition Government will proceed with its policy to remove the requirement for those involved in large commercial property transactions to hold a licence under the Estate Agents Act 1980 (Act), while maintaining appropriate consumer protections ... [Published Inside Retailing Online - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

The Harper review sets the right course

When the Whitlam Labor government introduced the Trade Practices Act in 1974, it chose to do something rather novel for the time. It put consumers front and centre in the discussion.Whitlam and his Attorney-General, Lionel Murphy, believed that the ultimate ... [Published Business Spectator - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

AFGC industry leaders forum

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) Annual Industry Leaders Forum was held on Wednesday 1 October 2014 at Parliament House in Canberra. The Forum presents a once-a-year opportunity for members to hear from key federal Government Ministers, ... [Published Lexology - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Harper says “effects test” not about creating a new test for competition; Horse sale nets Tinkler $34.5 million: Midday Roundup

Professor Ian Harper, the man charged with the leading the government’s “root and branch” competition review, has told a forum in Canberra today the introduction of an “effects test” into Australian competition law is not about creating a new form of ... [Published Smart Company Australia - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 2 reports

ACCC backs more road tolls

Australia's consumer watchdog is backing calls for more road tolls and lower fuel taxes to fund new roads.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims told food and grocery industry leaders on Wednesday that he supports draft recommendations ... [Published Brisbane Times - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Competition is in the eye of beholder

ACCC chief Rod Sims, his predecessor Graeme Samuel, and his predecessor Allan Fels. Source: HeraldSun THERE’S a continual yearning for at least better if not perfect competition among consumers and business alike — along with regulators and academics ... [Published Herald Sun - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Harper competition review puts consumer choice to the fore

The federal government's hotly debated competition review proposes scrapping laws that dictate who can own a pharmacy or drive a taxi, what hours shops can open and who can sell alcohol when and where.It's a win for small business. So no surprise that ... [Published Brisbane Times - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 2 reports

Report proposes big changes to competition laws

Professor Ian Harper. (AAP)Proposed new consumer laws could stop big companies like Coles and Woolworths from action that could put smaller competitors out of business.(Transcript from SBS World News Radio)Proposed new consumer laws could stop big companies ... [Published Special Broadcasting Service - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 2 reports

Qld govt opposed to unrestricted trading

SMALL businesses will suffer if trading hour restrictions are lifted, Queensland's attorney-general says. A DRAFT report into competition policy by economist Ian Harper has recommended an abolition of trading hour restrictions, describing them as ant ... [Published NEWS.com.au - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Keane: Harper’s review suggests (gasp!) an economy to benefit consumers

The draft review of competition policy by Ian Harper presents the Coalition — and all politicians — with a challenge of reforms long ignored by governments.The Prime Minister has taken to calling the Middle East a “witch’s brew” in his national security ... [Published Crikey Media - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Competition overhaul a priority

Leveling the playing field 4:11 Play video Who are the likely winners of the Harper Competition Review's draft report?The Australian 22 Sep 2014 Business THE Harper Review of competition policy could be just what the Abbott Government needs. Battling ... [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Harper review says ACCC telco functions need new regulator

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktopsThe federal government is considering a competition review that suggests ditching the current telco competition regulator in favour of a new body.Key to the telecommunications reforms is the ACCC's ... [Published The Register - Sep 23 2014]

Quotes

"there is no case to exempt regulations in these areas from ongoing review to ensure that they are meeting their stated objectives at least cost to consumers" the Harper report said
"every time you get a new iphone coming out, people talk about fundamental changes in the way we are making our payments, not to mention the way medical services can be provided, as well as changes in education and the way retail is done" Professor Harper said

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No licences for commercial property [Published Inside Retailing Online - Oct 21 2014]
The Harper review sets the right course [Published Business Spectator - Oct 15 2014]
Deregulation strategy announcement silent on Au... [Published Australian Food News - Oct 15 2014]
Australia: Without Competition Exemptions Shipp... [Published World Maritime News - Oct 15 2014]
NAFCU’s 2014 Regulatory Compliance Seminar kick... [Published Credit Union Insight - Oct 14 2014]
Competition comes at a cost [Published Canberra Times - Oct 14 2014]
Shed flies the flag [Published Star Community - Oct 14 2014]
ACCC : SMEs to save 5 to 10 per cent on power f... [Published Dynamic Business - Oct 13 2014]
ACCC concerned by competition review [Published Herald Sun - Oct 10 2014]
Lift GM restrictions, says Harper [Published Stock Journal Australia - Oct 09 2014]
AFGC industry leaders forum [Published Lexology - Oct 08 2014]
Queen's Birthday honours list 2013 [Published Crookwell Gazette - Oct 05 2014]
" /> [Published WA Today - Oct 03 2014]
Merger plans likely to please [Published Individual.com - Oct 03 2014]
Location rules labelled a ‘Stalinist’ rort [Published Pharmacy News - Oct 02 2014]
Harper says “effects test” not about creating a... [Published Smart Company Australia - Oct 02 2014]
ACCC backs more road tolls [Published Brisbane Times - Oct 01 2014]
Healthcare and the limits of competition [Published Australian Policy Online - Oct 01 2014]
Competition chief warns of pitfalls in grocery ... [Published Dynamic Business - Oct 01 2014]
Competition is in the eye of beholder [Published Herald Sun - Oct 01 2014]
Competition Review Report Additional Burden for... [Published World Maritime News - Sep 30 2014]
Supermarkets sure to move into pharmacy with re... [Published Australian Food News - Sep 29 2014]
Supermarkets says tougher liquor laws are anti-... [Published Brisbane Times - Sep 27 2014]
Harper competition review puts consumer choice ... [Published Brisbane Times - Sep 26 2014]
Retail rents are growing but ... [Published Canberra Times - Sep 26 2014]
Last Call for Liner Exemptions in Australia? [Published K&L Gates - Sep 26 2014]
Harper's competition review is good news for Ne... [Published Conversation AU - Sep 26 2014]
Big retailers take on ACCC over code [Published Business Spectator - Sep 26 2014]
Harper competition policy review [Published Lexology - Sep 25 2014]
'Australian government tenders should focus on ... [Published Supply Management - Sep 25 2014]
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