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Workplace Relations Framework

Published 19 / 12 / 2014

A new inquiry into Australia's performance of the workplace relations framework to identify improvements and maximise outcomes for Australian employers, employees and the economy.

Natural Disaster Funding

Published 17 / 12 / 2014

The Productivity Commission is recommending a major restructure of Australian Government funding for natural disasters in a draft report released today.

Mutual Recognition Schemes

Published 11 / 12 / 2014

This new study announced today sets out to improve the movement of goods and skilled workers within Australia and between Australia and New Zealand.

Melinda Cilento
New Appointments

Published 05 / 12 / 2014

The Treasurer, The Hon. Joe Hockey MP, is pleased to announce the following appointments to the Productivity Commission.

Business Set-up, Transfer and Closure

Published 19 / 11 / 2014

The Australian Government has asked the Commission to undertake a public inquiry into the barriers to setting up and closing businesses and identify options for reducing barriers where appropriate.

Relative Cost of Doing Business in Australia

Published 10 / 10 / 2014

Two reports were released today into input costs and their policy implications, relating to Dairy Product Manufacturing and Retail Trade.

Natural Disaster Funding

Published 25 / 09 / 2014

The Productivity Commission is recommending a major restructure of Australian Government funding for natural disasters in a draft report released today.

Address on Infrastructure Reform

Published 12 / 09 / 2014

Peter Harris delivered a keynote address to the Partnerships 2014 - Infrastructure and Investment Conference in Melbourne on 12 September 2014.

Australian Gas Markets

Published 11 / 09 / 2014

The Commission is undertaking a research project examining selected policy issues in the gas exploration, production and transmission sectors.

International Tourism

Published 08 / 09 / 2014

The Commission is undertaking a research project examining trends, drivers and barriers to growth in the Australian international tourism industry.

Automotive Manufacturing

Published 26 / 08 / 2014

The inquiry report presents the Commission's views on the costs and benefits of industry-specific assistance to the automotive manufacturing industry.

Childcare and Early Childhood Learning

Published 22 / 07 / 2014

The Childcare and Early Childhood Learning report is a draft report and the Productivity Commission will continue to seek feedback before this report is finalised at the end of October this year.