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Australia: New Productivity Chairman expected to bring focus back to competition

 |  November 28, 2012

Experts say that Peter Harris, the new chairman of Australia’s Productivity Commission, will bring an added boost of focus on competition policy, returning the Commission towards its initial agenda when first established in 1996. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has hailed Harris’ appointment, calling him a “natural reformer” in a statement made by ACCC chairman Rod Sims. Harris is replacing former chairman Gary Banks, who is retiring. Harris is former secretary of the department for communications and broadband for the ACCC.

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