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Speeches

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

Successful reform: past lessons, future challenges

08 / 12 / 2010

Gary Banks gave a keynote address to the Annual Forecasting Conference of the Australian Business Economists in Sydney on 8 December 2010.

Advancing Australia's 'Human Capital Agenda'

22 / 04 / 2010

On 13 April, Gary Banks gave the fourth Ian Little Lecture in Melbourne.

An Economy-wide View: Speeches on Structural Reform

29 / 03 / 2010

This volume contains edited versions of speeches delivered over the past dozen years in a variety of settings. They were selected for inclusion according to the significance and contemporary relevance of the issues they address, as reflected in continuing requests for them on the Commission's website.

Statistics, Productivity and Reform

26 / 03 / 2010

On 24 March, Gary Banks gave a keynote presentation to the The Official Statistics 'Forum 2010' in Wellington, New Zealand.

Markets: how free?

30 / 11 / 2009

Gary Banks gave this presentation to the Whitlam Institute 'Governing the Economy Symposium' on 30 November 2009 in Sydney.

Back to the Future: Restoring Australia's Productivity Growth

05 / 11 / 2009

Gary Banks gave a presentation to the 2009 Economic and Social Outlook Conference on 5 November 2009 in Melbourne.

Executive pay: economic issues from the Commission's report

16 / 10 / 2009

Gary Banks gave this speech to the Economics Society of Australia, Canberra Branch Annual Dinner on 14 October 2009.

Are we overcoming Indigenous disadvantage?

07 / 07 / 2009

A speech given by Chairman Gary Banks gave a speech as part of Reconciliation Australia's Closing the Gap lecture series on 7 July 2009.

The Productivity Commission's Executive Pay Inquiry: An update on the issues

03 / 06 / 2009

Gary Banks gave a presentation on developments in the Commission's inquiry to FINSIA forums in Sydney and Melbourne on 3-4 June 2009.

Evidence-based policy-making: What is it? How do we get it?

04 / 02 / 2009

A speech given by Chairman Gary Banks at the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)/Australian National University (ANU) Lecture Series on 4 February 2009.

Industry Policy for a Productive Australia

07 / 08 / 2008

Gary Banks gave the Colin Clark Memorial Lecture in Brisbane on 6 August 2008 on the topic Industry Policy for a Productive Australia.

Health Costs and Policy in an Ageing Australia

26 / 06 / 2008

Commission Chairman Gary Banks delivered the 2008 Health Policy Oration at the Australian National University (ANU) on 26 June 2008.

Riding the third wave: Some challenges in national reform

27 / 03 / 2008

An address by Chairman Gary Banks to the 2008 Melbourne Institute Economic and Social Outlook Conference 'New agenda for prosperity' on 27 March 2008.

Public inquiries in policy formulation: Australia's Productivity Commission

03 / 09 / 2007

An address by Chairman Gary Banks to the International Workshop 'Australia’s Public Inquiry Experience and Economic System Reform in China' hosted by the China-Australia Governance Program in Beijing, China, on 3 September 2007.

Gambling in Australia: are we balancing the equation?

19 / 08 / 2007

A presentation by Chairman Gary Banks to the Australian Gaming Expo Conference in Sydney on 19 August 2007.

Domestic transparency in Australia's economic and trade reforms: the role of 'the Commission'

04 / 07 / 2007

A paper presented by Productivity Commission Chairman Gary Banks to to the Lowy Institute and Tasman Transparency Group Conference 'Enhancing Transparency in the Multilateral Trading System' in Sydney on 4 July 2007.

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage in Australia

29 / 06 / 2007

A speech presented by Productivity Commission Chairman Gary Banks to an OECD World Forum on 'Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies' in Istanbul on 29 June 2007.

Great Expectations: Management (and other) Lessons from the Regulation Taskforce

15 / 05 / 2007

A paper presented by the Chairman to the L21 Public Sector Leadership Conference in Sydney on 15 May 2007.

Regulation for Australia's Federation in the 21st Century

03 / 11 / 2006

Paper presented to the 2006 Melbourne Institute/The Australian Social and Economic Outlook Conference, 'Making The Boom Pay: securing the next generation of prosperity', held at The University of Melbourne, 2-3 November 2006.

Tackling the underlying causes of over-regulation: an update

24 / 10 / 2006

A public address by Chairman Gary Banks, who also chaired the Regulation Taskforce, to the 'Australian Regulatory Reform Evolution' conference in Canberra on 24 October 2006.