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International Benchmarking Overview 1995

Bureau of Industry Economics report

This report was released in November 1995.

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Contents


Preliminaries
Cover, Copyright, Foreword, Contents

Executive Summary
The importance of infrastructure performance (Chapter 2)
Performance gaps - the key results (Chapter 12)
Relative State performance (Chapter 11)
Conclusions

1   Introduction
1.1   Why benchmark infrastructure?
1.2   International benchmarking project
1.3   Performance indidcators
1.4   Outline of this report

2   Australia's infrastructure service industries
2.1   Infrastructure services in the Australian economy
2.2   Infrastructure serveces as industry inputs
2.3   Conclusions

3   Microeconomic reform
3.1   Background
3.2   Competition policy
3.3   Quantifying the benefits of Hilmer and related reforms
3.4   Conclusions

4   Electricity
4.1   Introduction
4.2   Recent reforms
4.3   Performance indicatiors
4.4   Conclusions

5   Rail Freight
5.1   Introduction
5.2   The reform process
5.3   Perfomance indicators
5.4   Conclusions

6   Telecommunications
6.1   Introduction
6.2   Telecommunications reform in Australia
6.3   Performance indicators
6.4   Conclusions

7   Waterfront
7.1   Introduction
7.2   The reform process
7.3   Containers
7.4   Break bulk
7.5   Coal
7.6   Conclusions

8   Aviation
8.1   Introduction
8.2   The reform process
8.3   Airports
8.4   Airlines
8.5   Conclusions and recent developments

9   Gas Supply
9.1   Introduction
9.2   The reform process
9.3   Performance indicators
9.4   Conclusions

10   Coastal Shipping
10.1   Introduction
10.2   The reform process
10.3   Service and efficiency indicators
10.4   Vessel cost comparisons
10.5   Conclusions

11   State infrastructure scorecard
11.1   State based infrastructure and reforms
11.2   State performance in infrastructure provision
11.3   Conclusions

12   Performance gaps - the key results
12.1   Infrastructure performance - key results
12.2   Infrastructure performance - are we closing the gap?

Appendix A   Statistics

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