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Economic Regulation of Airports

The draft report is being prepared

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What is an inquiry?

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

What we’ve been asked to look at

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

Initial submissions were due by 3 September 2018.

Read the issues paper

Draft report release and public hearings

Two public hearings focused on competition in the market for jet fuel were held in late November 2018.

The Commission will seek further information and feedback — including holding public hearings — following the expected release of a draft report in February 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.

Next milestone

Draft report expected to be released in February 2019

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Who are the Commissioners?

Paul Lindwall
Presiding Commissioner
Ken Baxter
Commissioner
Stephen King
Commissioner

Who to contact

Marianna Olding
Ph: 03 9653 2194

Email: airports@pc.gov.au

Free call: 1800 020 083

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