Today the Morrison Government has appointed Mr Michael Borsky QC and Ms Katrina Groshinski as part‑time Councillors of the National Competition Council (NCC) each for a three-year period.
Mr Borsky was appointed as a Queen’s Counsel at the Victorian Bar in 2016 and has practised as a barrister since 2005, with a specialty in competition law and litigation. Previously, he worked as a solicitor with Allens Arthur Robinson. He has also been a management consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Ms Groshinski specialises in competition and regulatory law and has been a partner at Minter Ellison since 2010. She was previously a partner and associate at Clayton Utz from 2003.
These appointments will ensure the NCC continues to have a high level of skill and experience to call on in fulfilling its role in relation to the regulation of third-party access to monopoly infrastructure services including those related to railways, ports and aviation.
The NCC is established by section 29A of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act). The NCC’s functions include making recommendations to relevant ministers in relation to applications for declaration of services and the certification of state or territory access regimes under the National Access Regime (Part IIIA of the Act). The NCC has a similar role under the National Gas Law.