What is competitive neutrality?
Competitive neutrality is about ensuring that the significant business activities of publicly owned entities compete fairly in the market when it is in the public interest for them to do so. Click here to find out more.
About the Competitive Neutrality Unit
The role of the Competitive Neutrality Unit (CNU) is to:
- investigate complaints made by any affected person or business about a government business that may not be applying competitively neutrality;
- respond to inquiries from potential complainants about the application of competitive neutrality prior to the lodgement of a formal complaint;
- advise government agencies on how to implement competitive neutrality, for example, by responding to queries and giving presentations/training to government agencies;
- seek information on compliance with competitive neutrality from agencies within three months of an investigation where a breach of policy has been found; and
- report to the Government on compliance within this policy.
Commission Conventions for CN Function - December 2012 (2 MB PDF)
Commission Conventions for CN Function - December 2012 (98 KB DOCX)