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Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) involved in uncompetitive dodgy business behaviour

Nuclear facility in hot water,THE AUSTRALIAN,  BY:LEIGH DAYTON , April 05, 2012 AUSTRALIA’S nuclear research facility engaged in uncompetitive behaviour to gain a lucrative and exclusive contract with NSW Health to provide radiopharmaceuticals for medical imaging, according to the Productivity Commission.

A damning report by the commission’s Australian Government Competitive Neutrality Complains Office, released yesterday, concludes that PetNet Pty Ltd – a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation – breached competitive neutrality guidelines, set in 2004.

The report confirms PetNet effectively undercut competitive bids from private firms by relying on its relationship to ANSTO.

The AGCNCO report follows testimony to Senate estimates in 2011 and early this year by ANSTO chief executive Adi Patterson that “we operate within our rules of competitive neutrality and efficient business operations”…….

April 5, 2012 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, business

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