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Why have a Productivity Commission?

Chairman's speech

On 26 August 1998, the Chairman Gary Banks delivered a speech to the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) Public Education Forum at the Carlton Crest Hotel, Brisbane. In this speech the Chairman discusses the philosophy, role, and future directions of the recently formed Commission.

Contents

The Commission's 'three pillars'

How it adds value

Several streams of work

Shooting the Messenger

Which ideology?

Monopolisation of advice?

How influential?

In conclusion...