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This paper outlines the application of the elements of the Competition Principles Agreement to Queensland Local Government and is based on two issues papers prepared by the joint State/Local Government NCP Working Group and feedback from councils and other major stakeholders.

The purpose of this statement is to outline the approach to be taken by the Queensland Government in applying the principle of competitive neutrality to its Significant Business Activities(SBAs). The statement fulfils the commitment of the Queensland Government, under the National Competition Policy(NCP) agreements (notably the Competition Principles Agreement), to publish such a statement by 30 June 1996.