QLD Chapter Event – Promoting Competition in the Interstate Rail Freight Market
June 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
Join RTSA Qld Chapter in Brisbane for a presentation from Dean Gannaway, Regulatory Economist, discussing the role of competition in addressing the decline in rail’s modal share.
Competition policy reforms in the 1990s established third-party access regimes for the rail sector with the view to promoting entry and competition in the downstream rail haulage market. This was accompanied by corporatisation, privatisation and in some instances, structural separation. Outside of the heavy haul coal rail networks this model has had limited success in achieving the policy objectives with the Australian Interstate Rail Freight Market remaining highly concentrated with two rail operators under monopolistic competition.
Dean will look at the relevant factors which contribute to creating barriers to entry into the interstate rail freight haulage market and the role of competition in this market in addressing the ongoing decline in rail’s modal share.
Presenter: Dean Gannaway | Experienced Regulatory Economist