FPJ1704 - Lobb, A (2020), Good, better, best: Are competition measures delivering a fair go for farm businesses?

FPJ1704 - Lobb, A (2020), Good, better, best: Are competition measures delivering a fair go for farm businesses?

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Competition policy and Australian agriculture have come a long way. It is hard to believe that less than 30 years ago Australian agriculture was subject to anti-competitive market arrangements including statutory marketing boards. National Competition Policy reforms in the mid-1990s and early 2000s dismantled market distortions and Australian agriculture began to face the market. Couple this with the global shift towards free trade arrangements and the benefits to Australian farm businesses and the economy have been substantial.

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