The Financial Performance of Australian Government Trading Enterprises Pre- and Post-Reform
Melbourne Institute Working Paper No. 05/01
Date: May 2001
During the 1990s there were several measures introduced to improve the efficiency and financial performance of government trading enterprises in Australia. The purpose of this paper is to discover whether there has been any change in the financial performance of government trading enterprises operating in electricity, gas, water, railways and ports industries as a result of these changes. There does not appear to have been a noticeable enhancement in the financial performance of most of these businesses, although railways have improved slightly, from a low base.