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Economic Regulation of Airports

The inquiry has been announced

What is an inquiry?

  • Why the inquiry?
  • Issues paper
  • Draft report
  • Final report

What we’ve been asked to look at

The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate whether the economic regulation of airport services promotes the efficient operation of airports and related industries. The focus of the inquiry is the provision of passenger and freight services at the main passenger airports in Australia's major cities.

Read the Terms of Reference Media release

Issues paper release and initial submissions

The Commission has released an issues paper to guide people in preparing a submission. It sets out some of the issues and questions the Commission has identified as relevant at this early stage of the inquiry. Participants should provide evidence to support their views, including data and specific examples where possible.

Initial submissions are due by Monday 3 September 2018.

Read the issues paper

Draft report release and public hearings

The Commission will seek further information and feedback following the expected release of a draft report in early 2019.

Final report to Government and release

The final inquiry report is to be handed to the Australian Government in June 2019.

The release of the final report by the Government is the final step in the process.

Under the Productivity Commission Act 1998, the Government is required to table the report in each House of the Parliament within 25 sitting days of receipt.

Initial submissions

due by Monday 3 September 2018

Make a submission Read submissions

Next milestone

Draft report expected to be released in early 2019


Who are the Commissioners?

Paul Lindwall
Presiding Commissioner
Ken Baxter

Who to contact

Claire Madau
Ph: 03 9653 2194


Free call: 1800 020 083

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