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

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 a Productivity Commission report …read more

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 increased health and aged …read more

Immigration system should not be primarily price-based

Released 13 / 11 / 2015

Australia's immigration system is not well suited to a price-based approach according to a draft inquiry report released by the Productivity Commission. …read more

Mutual Recognition Report

Released 25 / 09 / 2015

Australia's and New Zealand's mutual recognition schemes are unique in the world by their extensive scope and coverage. They make it easier to do …read more

Private Telcos best for public safety mobile broadband

Released 23 / 09 / 2015

Commercial carriers are the most cost effective option for deploying a public safety grade mobile broadband capability to public safety agencies according to a …read more

Australian service exports - Realising opportunities

Released 12 / 08 / 2015

The opportunities for Australian service providers to participate in international trade are greater than ever before. Rising household incomes in Asia are one of …read more

Repair not Replacement
Repair not replace

Released 04 / 08 / 2015

The draft report is a broad-ranging assessment of Australia's workplace relations (WR) framework, considering current laws, institutions and practices. It uses an economywide approach, …read more

Australia's Productivity Performance

Released 20 / 07 / 2015

The Productivity Commission today released the 2015 edition of the PC Productivity Update. …read more

Examining when and how people access their Superannuation

Released 07 / 07 / 2015

This research report considers two important aspects of retirement behaviour - when and how people access their superannuation. …read more

Action needed on mutual recognition

Released 26 / 06 / 2015

Australia's and New Zealand's mutual recognition arrangements are generally working well, according to a draft Productivity Commission report released today. …read more

Trade and Assistance Review 2013-14

Released 24 / 06 / 2015

Governments can do more to reduce impediments to setting up and closing businesses, according to a draft report released by the Productivity Commission today. …read more

Business reforms long overdue

Released 21 / 05 / 2015

Governments can do more to reduce impediments to setting up and closing businesses, according to a draft report released by the Productivity Commission today. …read more

International students make a significant contribution to Australia but there are risks and challenges

Released 30 / 04 / 2015

This paper focuses on the two key policy levers the Government has at its disposal to influence International Education Services. …read more

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Efficiency in Health

Released 23 / 04 / 2015

The Commission has identified significant opportunities to improve the efficiency of Australia's health care system, based on a roundtable it held with health policy …read more

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Changing public housing rent settings unlikely to boost employment among tenants

Released 09 / 04 / 2015

A recommendation to move public housing tenants to market rents, while allowing them to receive Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA), has been made repeatedly over …read more

The Eastern Australian Gas Market - Challenges and opportunities for reform

Released 31 / 03 / 2015

The paper identifies substantial benefits from the ongoing integration of the eastern Australian gas market with the Asia-Pacific region as well as a number …read more

Further reform to support Australia's international tourism industry

Released 26 / 02 / 2015

In releasing a research paper on Australia's international tourism industry today, Commissioner Warren Mundy said that 'while there has been strong growth in international …read more

Report on Government Services 2015

Released 28 / 01 / 2015

This year marks the twentieth edition of the Report on Government Services - a remarkable milestone for a unique report providing comparative information on …read more

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Productivity Commission release issues papers on workplace relations

Released 22 / 01 / 2015

The Productivity Commission has today released a suite of five issues papers relating to its current public inquiry into the performance of the Australian …read more

2014 Indigenous Expenditure Report

Released 12 / 12 / 2014

The 2014 Indigenous Expenditure Report was released on 12 December 2014. Total direct expenditure on services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in …read more