Location rules labelled a ‘Stalinist’ rort

Australia’s pharmacy location rules are a 'Stalinist' rort that keep young and female pharmacists out of ownership, according to a former health policy adviser.

Writing in the Australian Financial Review, policy consultant Terry Barnes said protectionist ‘Stalinist’ location rules should be overturned as advocated in Professor Ian Harper’s recent Competition Review.  

Mr Barnes, the author of the Wilkinson