NZ Initiative claims ‘alarming’ decline at ComCom

NZ Initiative claims ‘alarming’ decline at ComCom
Businesses questioned minister David Clark's oversight of the Commerce Commission. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
The Commerce Commission is losing the respect of the business community and its system of governance needs overhauling, says the New Zealand Initiative think tank in a new report released this morning.Authored by its chair, former Bell Gully executive chair Roger Partridge, the report’s primary recommendation is to ditch the current system, which sees a group of commissioners appointed to both govern and do much of the work of the competition watchdog.In a repeat of a similar survey undertaken in 2017, Partridge writes that “among t...

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