Original article by Patrick Commins, Ewin Hannan
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 24-Apr-20
Professor Ian Harper says Australia should pursue micro-economic reforms once the coronavirus pandemic abates. He argues that the priority should be on smaller regulatory changes that will boost productivity over the long-term, rather than wholesale reform. Amongst other things, Harper has proposed an overhaul of urban planning and zoning laws to ensure consistency across jurisdictions, and greater use of road user charges to combat traffic congestion as people begin to return to work. Harper chaired the federal government’s competition review in 2015.