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Our media releases provide informative statements for media outlets and the wider-community about our broad range of work.

Early days, but NDIS costs on track

Released 14 / 06 / 2017

In a position paper released today, the Commission finds that while it is early days in the transition to full scheme, the NDIS is …read more

Overhaul to social housing - well overdue

Released 02 / 06 / 2017

The Productivity Commission has released a draft report that recommends moving to a single model of housing assistance across both social and private rental …read more

Better access to better quality end-of-life care

Released 02 / 06 / 2017

The Productivity Commission has released a draft report that identifies widespread changes are needed to end-of-life care in Australia. …read more

Transitioning regional economies

Released 21 / 04 / 2017

Overall, Australia has benefited substantially from the mining boom, with gains still evident today around the nation …read more

Modern options for better default super

Released 29 / 03 / 2017

The Productivity Commission has released a draft report that identifies possible models to guide employees new to the superannuation system to preferred, simple default …read more

Are we ready for the next millennium drought?

Released 16 / 03 / 2017

Today the Productivity Commission released an issues paper posing the questions they will ask and answer for their National Water Reform Inquiry. …read more

Improving consumer protection

Released 08 / 12 / 2016

Higher penalties, and a fast-tracked, more national approach to ban and recall unsafe products, such as the hoverboards that caused several house fires earlier …read more

A new approach to telecommunications universal services

Released 06 / 12 / 2016

The Productivity Commission is recommending a modernised and forward looking approach to the subsidy and support arrangements that form universal telecommunications services in Australia. …read more

How to assess the superannuation system's performance

Released 25 / 11 / 2016

The Productivity Commission has finalised its comprehensive framework to assess the efficiency and competitiveness of Australia's $2 trillion superannuation system. …read more

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage 2016

Released 17 / 11 / 2016

The 2016 Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (OID) report shows some positive trends in the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, but also shows …read more

Australia's new data framework puts consumers in control

Released 03 / 11 / 2016

The Productivity Commission is recommending a major overhaul of Australia's data policy framework, including the introduction of a Comprehensive Right to give people more …read more

People should be at the centre of the services they use

Released 22 / 09 / 2016

The Productivity Commission has identified six priority areas where the potential to give people a greater say over the human services they use could …read more

Governments need to lift the bonnet on Australia's schools

Released 06 / 09 / 2016

The path to better education outcomes lies in strengthening the capability to identify and evaluate the policies, programs and teaching practices that work best, …read more

Better management of Australia's fisheries needed to ensure sustainability and value

Released 31 / 08 / 2016

Slow adoption of best practice in the management of commercial fisheries, and limited recognition of the impacts and value of recreational fishing, are imposing …read more

How to assess the superannuation system's performance

Released 02 / 08 / 2016

The Productivity Commission has released its proposed framework to assess the efficiency and competitiveness of Australia's $2 trillion superannuation system. …read more

Productivity Commission warns against backsliding

Released 25 / 07 / 2016

Australian industry received over $15 billion in assistance from the Australian Government in 2014-15, down slightly from last year. …read more

The regulatory burden on farmers must be reduced

Released 21 / 07 / 2016

The Productivity Commission released their draft report on Agriculture Regulation today. …read more

Placing users at the heart of service delivery

Released 16 / 06 / 2016

The Productivity Commission today released more information about its inquiry into Human Services. …read more

Indigenous Primary School Achievement

Released 08 / 06 / 2016

In a research paper released today, the Productivity Commission examines factors that influence the literacy and numeracy achievement of Indigenous primary school students. …read more

Productivity Commission seeks views on evolving Australian telecommunications market

Released 07 / 06 / 2016

The Productivity Commission today called on those interested in the future direction of telecommunications in Australia to contribute to its new public inquiry on …read more