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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

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2014

Released 26 / 11 / 2014

The Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2014 report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Australians. The latest edition was released on …read more

Retailing and dairy manufacturing input costs and policy implications

Released 10 / 10 / 2014

The Productivity Commission released today two reports into input costs and their policy implications, they are: Relative Cost of Doing Business in Australia: Dairy …read more

Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements

Released 25 / 09 / 2014

The Commission is recommending financial support to the states and territories for natural disaster relief and recovery be reduced while mitigation funding be increased …read more

Government assistance to industry

Released 27 / 06 / 2014

The Commission's Trade and Assistance review found that in 2012-13 Australian industry received $15.6 billion gross in assistance from the Australian Government through budgetary …read more

Australian adult literacy above OECD average

Released 29 / 05 / 2014

Australian adults are above the OECD average in literacy but only average in numeracy, according to a staff paper released by the Productivity Commission. …read more

Australia's productivity performance

Released 29 / 04 / 2014

The Chairman of the Productivity Commission, Peter Harris, has released the 2014 edition of the PC Productivity Update. This edition provides the Commission's perspective …read more

Report on Government Services 2014

Released 28 / 01 / 2014

This year marks the nineteenth edition of the Report on Government Services. The Report is produced by a Steering Committee of senior officials from …read more