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Economic Regulation of Airports

Public hearings

The Productivity Commission held focused public hearings on competition in the market for jet fuel in late November 2018. Further hearings where held in March 2019.

Public hearings provide participants with the opportunity to elaborate on their submissions, respond to submissions of others, and to discuss issues with Commissioners. The transcripts of the hearings will be made available publicly on the Commission's website.

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Transcript of all hearings

Word versions of transcripts available below by venue.

Jet fuel hearings

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Sydney - 28 November 2018

Transcript

Participants

  • Board of Airline Representatives Australia: Barry Abrams
  • Australian Airports Association: Dr Warren Mundy
  • Bioenergy Australia: Shahana McKenzie

Melbourne - Friday 30 November 2018

Transcript

Participants

  • Melbourne Airport: Scott Elliott and Simon Gandy
  • Northern Territory Airports: Ian Kew
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation: Mark Willey
  • Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities: Leonie Horrocks
  • Perth Airport: Brian Pereira, Allan Mason and Deb Blaskett
  • Caltex: Philip Skinner and Rohan Dangerfield

Draft report hearings

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Canberra - 25 March 2019

Transcript

Participants

  • Dr Harry Bush CB
  • Regional Airport Users' Action Group: Geoff Breust
  • Canberra Airport: Stephen Byron and Stephen Carson

Sydney - 26 March 2019

Transcript

Participants

  • Sydney Airport Corporation: Geoff Culbert and Hugh Wehby
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation: Gert-Jan De Graaff and David Malek
  • John Clarke
  • Qantas: Andrew Parker, Moksha Watts, Robert De Bella, Jackie Quang, Michele Laidlaw, Matthew Hudson and Rick West
  • Inner West Council: Darcy Byrne and Ken Welsh
  • Sydney Airport Community Forum: John Alexander MP, Maria Patrinos and Jonathon Ward
  • Australian Business Aviation Association Inc: David Bell
  • Regional Express Holdings: The Hon John Sharp and Warrick Lodge
  • HRL Morrison and Co: Steven Fitzgerald
  • Virgin Australia: Glen Steedman

Melbourne - 28 March 2019

Transcript

Participants

  • Australia Pacific Airports Corporation (Melbourne Airport): Lyell Strambi and Lorie Argus
  • Airlines for Australia and New Zealand (A4ANZ): Prof Graeme Samuel AC and Dr Alison Roberts
  • Australian Airports Association (AAA): Guy Thompson and Dr Warren Mundy
  • Adelaide Airport: Mark Young and Brenton Cox
  • Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA): Barry Abrams and Penny Swain
  • Perth Airport: Kevin Brown and Brian Pereia
  • Cbus: Steve Bracks AC and Diana Callebaut
  • Frontier Economics: Dr Philip Williams, Anna Wilson and Warwick Davis
  • Smithson Planning: Neil Smithson
  • Qantas/Jetstar: Mark Dal Pra, Nick Brodribb, Moksha Watts, Carly Povey and Alan McIntyre
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA): Cesar Raffo and Matteo Zanarini
  • David Lyon

Melbourne - 29 March 2019

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Participants

  • Australian Institute of Petroleum: Paul Barrett
  • Viva Energy: Dan Ridgway and Nick Adams
  • Board of Airline Representatives of New Zealand (BARNZ): Justin Tighe-Umbers
  • Caltex: Rohan Dangerfield
  • Margaret Arblaster
  • Prof Peter Forsyth
  • Edmund Carew