Submission for the Harper Review into Competition Policy

November 24th,2014

REIA makes the following recommendations:

  • That an overarching review of Intellectual Property and its impact on competition, particularly as it relates to small business, be undertaken by an independent body, such as the Productivity Commission.
  • One of the areas that the Productivity Commission review should examine is the use of trade marks for website domain names.
  • The current governance structure of the ACCC is maintained.
  • The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 be amended to introduce greater flexibility into the notification process for collective bargaining by small business.

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