SECTION27 and its partners welcome the publication of the Competition Commission’s Draft Guidelines for Participation and Draft Statement of Issues for public comment.
On 30 June 2014, SECTION27 made written submissions to the Competition Commission on both the Draft Guidelines for Participation and Draft Statement of Issues for the market inquiry into the private health care sector. These submissions were endorsed by Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Budget Expenditure and Monitoring Forum (BEMF) and the National Consumer Forum (trading as Consumer Fair).
The Draft Guidelines for Participation are intended to provide guidance and clarity on the process that will be followed by the inquiry and the underlying principles that will guide it. SECTION27’s comments on the Draft Guidelines are aimed at ensuring a transparent, fair and open process that allows for wide and meaningful participation of the public in the inquiry.
The Draft Statement of Issues sets out a framework for approaching the investigation and sheds light on the issues the Panel envisages are most relevant.
Below are SECTION27’s two full submissions to the Competition Commission and as well as a summary of these submissions.