Airlines dump economic eggheads to lobby pollies

Original article by Jenny Wiggins
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 29 : 13-Sep-19

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has called for airlines to be able to seek access to arbitration in the event of disputes with airports. However, the Productivity Commission, which is reviewing airport regulation, rejected this idea in its draft report, which it released in February. Airline lobby group Airlines for Australia and New Zealand (A4ANZ) expects the Commission will maintain this view in its final report, which the federal government is due to release by 22 October. A4ANZ chair Graeme Samuel says it is ignoring the Commission, and will be calling on politicians to take action in line with the ACCC’s recommendations.