Under the National Competition Policy (NCP) agreements each jurisdiction is obliged to apply competitive neutrality principles to its significant business activities to the extent that the benefits outweigh the costs. Competitive neutrality requires that government enterprises should not enjoy competitive advantages over their private sector competitors as a result of public sector ownership.
Each agency is responsible for regularly assessing the significance of its business activities in terms of the size of the business activity and its influence on competition.
The approach taken by the Northern Territory Government in applying competitive neutrality principles is outlined in the Policy Statement on Competitive Neutrality.
Policy Statement on Competitive Neutrality (docx, 208kb)