National Competition Policy Review of Pharmacy Legislation - Preliminary Report

The Review was given the task under the National Competition Policy to examine collectively specified Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation. It was asked particularly to assess effects of that legislation on competition in the regulatory areas of the ownership of pharmacies, the location of pharmacies for the purposes of the Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, and the registration of pharmacists.

Page last updated: 29 April 2005

The Preliminary Report was publicly released by the Council of Australian Governments on 24 November 1999. It contains the Review’s initial response to its Terms of Reference after receiving public submissions and conducting consultations with stakeholders and other members of the community.

National Competition Policy Review of Pharmacy - Preliminary Report (PDF 219 KB)

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