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Housing and Employment

09 / 04 / 2015

The Commission finds that policy change would be unlikely to improve employment rates among public housing tenants.

Barriers to Efficient Gas Markets

01 / 04 / 2015

With increases in gas prices, there have been calls for the Government to require exporters to reserve some of their production for domestic users.

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Public Safety Mobile Broadband

23 / 03 / 2015

A study into the best way to secure mobile broadband capability for Australia's public safety agencies.

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Migrant Intake into Australia

20 / 03 / 2015

The Australian Government has asked the Commission to undertake a public inquiry into the use of charges to determine the intake of migrants.

Services Exports

04 / 03 / 2015

The Australian Government has asked the Commission to undertake a study into barriers to growth in Australian services exports.

Graduate intake now open

24 / 02 / 2015

Opportunities to apply for the Commission's 2016 graduate intake are now open.

Progressive release of RoGS

06 / 02 / 2015

The annual Report on Government Services (RoGS) was progressively released this year starting Wednesday 28 January.

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Workplace Relations Framework

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

17 / 12 / 2014

The final report into Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements has been completed and sent to the Australian Government for its consideration.

Mutual Recognition Schemes

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.

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New Appointments

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

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

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

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

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

11 / 09 / 2014

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

International Tourism

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

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

22 / 08 / 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.