Competitive neutrality is the policy that a public sector business, or agency, should not have a competitive advantage (or disadvantage) over the private sector solely due to their government ownership.
In Queensland, the competitive neutrality principle is applied to all Government Owned Corporations (GOCs), government agencies and Local Governments carrying out significant business activities or activities prescribed under a regulation. The QPC is responsible for the Queensland State Government’s competitive neutrality complaints mechanism. The approach to receiving complaints, undertaking investigations and providing recommendations to Government is set out in the relevant guidelines and legislation. We encourage you to contact us to discuss your complaint.