Reflections on the ACCC Final Report (March 2021)

Four key observations have been observed from the report:

  1. the inquiry is not in itself ‘reform’ but a recommendation of reform.
  2. the report recognises the value of Australian Water Markets to the water / irrigation sector as well as the broader Australian Economy.
  3. the report does not recommend the removal of involvement from speculators / investors in the Australian Water Market and instead, supports their involvement and importance.
  4. that the structure and design of recommendations regarding water market regulation creates a strong environment for potential inaction from Federal and State Governments to adopt the ACCC recommendations.

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