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Howard appoints taskforce to tackle export blockages

<table width="481" border="0" height="372"> <tr> <td><p>Prime minister John Howard this morning (Friday, March 18) appointed a taskforce to look at bottlenecks in export infrastructure. </p> <p>It will be comprised of ABARE executive director Brian Fisher, Sydney Airport boss Max Moore-Wilton, and Professor Henry Ergas of Charles River Associates. </p> <p>The group will report back quickly &#8211 on May 20.</p> <p>Mr Howard said that the taskforce will identify any bottlenecks "of a physical or regulatory kind in the operation of Australia’s infrastructure which may impede the full realisation of our export opportunities". </p> <p>Mr Howard stressed that the remit of the group would only cover export blockages. </p> </td> </tr> </table> <br />