Public Private Partnerships of Australia
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, an independent authority of the Australian Government, has recently recommended that the government relinquish control of assets such as Medibank Private and Australia Post.
The National Commission of Audit is preparing a report on the role and scope of government, which may include recommendations of state-owned enterprises that could be privatised, such as Australia Post (federal government) and the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme (state government).
Water allocation rights make the sale of the Snowy Mountains Scheme complicated as it is a three-way owned government asset (state and federal). An initial report was submitted to the government at the end of January.
Since 2008, the Council of Australian Governments has been following the National Public Private Partnership Policy and Guidelines, which all states follow.