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Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

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Market Failure in End-of-life Tyre Disposal

Final report
Department of the Environment and Heritage, September 2006

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Executive summary

Market failures are characteristics of goods and markets that can lead to economically inefficient allocation of resources, compared with the theoretical ideal. Dealing with market failure is an important rationale for government intervention and regulation.

The main sources of market failure are:

The purpose of this study was to determine the nature and extent of market failures relating to the management of end-of-use tyres in Australia.