Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 5 Hansard (27 August) . . Page.. 1527 ..
CHIEF MINISTER FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION
Question No. 20
National Competition Policy Agreements -
Legislation and Monopolies Affected
Mr Osborne - Asked the Chief Minister upon notice on 23 June 1998:
(1) Can you provide a list, including timeframes, of any pieces of legislation
and/or monopolies which (a) have been reviewed, (b) are currently under review
or (c) need to be reviewed to determine how they are affected by national competition policy agreements.
(2) What outcome or decision has been made for each piece of legislation or monopoly that has been reviewed.
Ms Carnell - The answer to the Member's question is as follows:
The tables at attachment one summarise the Territory's legislative review program. You will note that where reviews have been completed the outcomes are recorded in the sixth column.
In regard to monopolies the following action has been taken by the Government.
. ACTEW - an independent review of future options for ACTEW is expected to be delivered later in 1998. The review will examine regulatory issues.
. ACTTAB - the report of the consultants has been submitted and the Government is considering the recommendations.
. Milk Authority - the report on the review of the Milk Authority Act 1971 is public and the Government is considering the recommendations.
. ACTION - The terms of reference for an independent pricing inquiry have been issued. The report of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Commission is expected in early 1999.