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Harper Competition Review

MGA strongly supports the Harper Competition Review to strengthen s.46 - effects test. Doing nothing is not an option.

MGA has written and collated the following articles with regards to this:

  • Doing nothing is not an option

    The need to strengthen S.46 CCA - effects test.


  • MGA Effects Test Policy

    MGA's stance on the effects test policy.


  • Effects test not supported by the ALP because of the deal?

    Quote extract from the Mark Latham diaries. 


  • Q&A: Harper Review into Competition Policy

    Questions and answers explaining the effects test and how it will impact businesses and consumers.


  • Strengthening Competition Laws: Good Policy and Good Politics

    How the effects will be beneficial for consumers and businesses.


  • Strengthening Competition Laws: Good Policy and Good Politics (Longer Version)

  • National survey of attitudes to supermarket market concentration

    March 2015

    The MGA survey was conducted against the backdrop of a root and branch review into Australia’s competition laws. An independent committee of experts chaired by Professor Ian Harper made an interim finding in late 2014 that an “effects” test should be introduced into Australian competition law. The Harper review has since completed its final report to the Minister for Small Business, the Hon Bruce Billson MP.


  • Survey Summary Infographs

    The following infographs were produced to coincide with the results from the MGA survey.


  • Change the Game Video

    June 2014

    This video illustrates, via animation, the enormous amount of market power and dominance that Coles and Woolworths have acquired over time in the current market place.