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Speeches

A range of speeches delivered by the Chairman and Commissioners on economic, social and environmental productivity issues affecting Australia.

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Five year Productivity Review

13 / 12 / 2016

Our Chair, Peter Harris, addressed the Productivity Conference in Canberra on 13 December 2016.

Public Policy and What's Missing in Action?

06 / 12 / 2016

Our deputy chair, Karen Chester, says evidence based research is a critically endangered beast in her speech to the CSIRO-Monash Superannuation Research Cluster Conference 2016 in Melbourne on 6 December 2016.

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Productivity, Innovation and Review of the Workplace Relations Regulatory Framework

04 / 11 / 2016

Peter Harris gave a keynote presentation to the Australian Labour Law Association Conference on 4 November 2016 in Melbourne.

Reconsidering the Sacred Cow of Housing: Policies for an Ageing Australia

18 / 02 / 2016

Peter Harris gave an address at the Curtin University Public Policy Forum 2016 on 18 February 2016 in Perth.

Older Australians and the Bucket List

06 / 11 / 2015

Commissioner Karen Chester's speaking notes from an address to the Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2015 - Rebuilding Foundations for Reform - on 6 November 2015 in Melbourne.

Making a Difference

05 / 11 / 2015

Peter Harris gave an address to the Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2015 - Rebuilding Foundations for Reform - on 5 November 2015 in Melbourne.

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Public Housing and Employment

29 / 10 / 2015

Peter Harris gave an address to the National Housing Conference 2015 in Perth on 29 October.

Reviving Harper

22 / 09 / 2015

Peter Harris gave an address to the Australian Competition Policy Summit 2015 in Sydney on 22 September.

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CEDA: Workplace Relations

14 / 08 / 2015

Peter Harris gave an address to the Committee on Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) on 14 August detailing the draft recommendations of the Workplace Relations Framework inquiry.

The Case for Infrastructure Pricing Reform - What water can teach roads

27 / 07 / 2015

Peter Harris delivered a speech to the Infrastructure Partners Australia Water Symposium in Sydney on 27 July 2015.

Free Trade Agreements

21 / 07 / 2015

Peter Harris delivered the opening statement to the Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth - Inquiry into Business Experience in Utilising Australia's Free Trade Agreements' hearing on 21 July 2015.

Remarks at the 2015 Australian Domestic Gas Outlook Conference

25 / 03 / 2015

Peter Harris delivered a speech to the 2015 Australian Domestic Gas Outlook Conference Curbing red tape for energy production - creating regulation nirvana in Sydney on 25 March 2015.

Warren Mundy delivering his public lecture.
An Economist and a Lawyer Went to Lunch ... some reflections on the Productivity Commission's Access to Civil Justice Inquiry

03 / 02 / 2015

Former Commissioner, Dr Warren Mundy delivered a public lecture to the The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration in Melbourne on 3 February 2015.

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.

Address to the 2014 Annual Stockbrokers Conference

29 / 05 / 2014

Peter Harris delivered an address to the 2014 Annual Stockbrokers Conference in Melbourne on 29 May 2014.

Infrastructure for an Ageing Australia

09 / 05 / 2014

CEDA (Committee for Economic Development of Australia) Infrastructure series: funding and financing lunch in Brisbane on 9 May 2014.

Address to the Australian Automobile Association

25 / 03 / 2014

Australian Automobile Association Policy Forum Infrastructure Solutions for the 21st Century in Canberra on 25 March 2014.

Competition Policy and Deregulation: challenges and choices

07 / 03 / 2014

Australian National University public forum Competition policy and deregulation: challenges and choices in Canberra on 7 March 2014.

Productivity in Government

21 / 02 / 2014

CEDA (Committee for Economic Development of Australia) forum in Melbourne on 21 February 2014.

Observations on Productivity, National Income and the Demographic Outlook

19 / 11 / 2013

Australian Institute of Company Directors' Breakfast in Perth on 19 November 2013.