Competition Bodies

National Competition Council (NCC):

The NCC was established by Australian governments in 1995 to act as a policy advisory body to oversee their implementation of National Competition Policy.

The NCC comprises four part time councillors. The NCC main roles are to assess government’s progress in implementing National Competition Policy reforms and to make recommendations on competition payments, advise on the design and coverage of access rules under the national access regime, undertake community education and communication covering both specific reform implementation matters and National Competition Policy generally and undertake other specific projects requested by Australian Governments.


Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC):

The ACCC is an independent statutory authority. It was formed in 1995 to administer the Trade Practices Act 1974.

The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade in the market place to benefit consumers, business and the community and regulates national infrastructure industries. The ACCC promotes competition in industries such as communications, energy, water, and transport through prices oversight and
administering third party access regimes for monopoly infrastructure assets.


Queensland Competition Authority (QCA):

The QCA is an independent Statutory Authority consisting of members appointed by the Governor in Council.

QCA main responsibilities are to ensure that significant government business activities which compete with the private sector do so fairly, government and private owned monopolies do not abuse their market power and essential infrastructure is accessible to all potential users.

The QCA seeks to produce sensible, forward-looking solutions and recommendations which are capable of practical implementation and which facilitate compliance within Queensland with the principles of National Competition Policy.