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Chairman's Speech to the Australian Coalition of Service Industries

Chairman's speech

On 17 June 1998, the Chairman Gary Banks delivered a speech to the Council Dinner of the Australian Coalition of Service Industries. The subject of the speech is the reform agenda in Australia and what needs to be done to provide an environment that will lift the performance and competitiveness of Australia's service industries.

Contents

The Service Sector
Growth
Globalisation
Technology
Reassassment of private/public provision

The reform agenda
A productivity dividend
Productivity performance of service industries
Our human resource potential
Competition policy and economic infrastructure
Social infrastructure
Taxation
Trade and assistance
Innovation policy
Reviewing regulation
A broad approach to industry policy

Securing reform
The Productivity Commission's contribution
ACSI's contribution