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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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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. …

The regulatory burden on farmers must be reduced

Released 21 / 07 / 2016

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

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. …

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 …

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 …

Australia's intellectual property system has lost sight of users

Released 29 / 04 / 2016

Action must be taken to rebalance Australia's intellectual property (IP) arrangements, according to a wide-ranging draft report released by the …

Access to public and private sector big data

Released 18 / 04 / 2016

The Productivity Commission today invited academics, government agencies, private entities with large data holdings (including in finance and social media), …

Productivity Commission wants to hear from regional areas on all aspects of marine fishing

Released 29 / 02 / 2016

As part of its inquiry into Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture, the Productivity Commission will be meeting interested parties in Cairns …

Recent Developments in Anti-Dumping Activity

Released 29 / 02 / 2016

The Productivity Commission in a research report released today has found the underlying rationale for having an anti-dumping system is …

Productivity Commission to review all aspects of marine fishing

Released 16 / 02 / 2016

The Productivity Commission is asking people to share their views and knowledge of Australia's marine fishing and aquaculture sectors, both …

Report on Government Services 2016

Released 27 / 01 / 2016

This year marks the twenty-first edition of the Report on Government Services. The Report is produced by the Productivity Commission …

Productivity Commission wants to hear from farmers about improving agriculture regulation

Released 25 / 01 / 2016

As part of its inquiry into the regulation of agriculture, the Productivity Commission will be hosting meetings with interested parties …

Private Telcos best for public safety mobile broadband

Released 12 / 01 / 2016

Commercial carriers are the most cost effective option for delivering a public safety mobile broadband capability to public safety agencies, …

Domestic reform is key to unlocking service export opportunities

Released 07 / 12 / 2015

Prioritising domestic reform could see Australian services exporters capture a larger share of global demand for services such as financial …

A change in approach is needed to improve outcomes for Indigenous Australians

Released 02 / 12 / 2015

It is becoming increasingly clear that a number of the 'Closing the Gap' targets will not be met according to …

Housing decisions of older Australians

Released 01 / 12 / 2015

Many older Australians, especially the less wealthy, continue to save well into old age, increasing net wealth as they face …