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Speeches

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

Indigenous disadvantage: are we making progress?

21 / 09 / 2005

A speech given by the Chairman to a CEDA gathering in Adelaide on 21 September 2005 and at a HREOC workshop in Sydney.

Regulation-making in Australia: Is it broke? How do we fix it?

07 / 07 / 2005

A speech by Chairman Gary Banks given as part of the Public Lecture Series of the Australian Centre of Regulatory Economics (ACORE) and the Faculty of Economics and Commerce, ANU, Canberra on 7 July 2005.

Structural reform Australian-style: lessons for others?

21 / 06 / 2005

A seminar presented by Chairman Gary Banks in conjunction with recent meetings at the IMF, World Bank and OECD.

NCP and beyond: an agenda for national reform

06 / 12 / 2004

On 6 December 2004, Commission Chairman Gary Banks gave an address to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) in Melbourne.

An Ageing Australia: Small beer or big bucks?

29 / 04 / 2004

An address by Productivity Commission Chairman Gary Banks to the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies, Economic Briefing in Adelaide on 29 April 2004.

A Welcome to the Commission's 30th Anniversary Celebration

11 / 12 / 2003

Productivity Commission Chairman Gary Banks welcomed guests to the Commission’s’ 30th anniversary celebration in Melbourne on 11 December 2003.

Indigenous disadvantage: assessing policy impacts

13 / 11 / 2003

An address given by the Chairman to the conference 'Pursing Opportunity and Prosperity' hosted by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and The Australian in Melbourne on 13 November 2003.

The good, the bad and the ugly: economic perspectives on regulation in Australia

02 / 10 / 2003

An address by Chairman Gary Banks to the 'Conference of Economists 2003 Business Symposium' at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra on 2 October 2003.

Australia's economic 'miracle'

01 / 08 / 2003

An address given by Chairman Gary Banks to the 'welcome dinner' for the Forum on Postgraduate Economics hosted by the ANU in Canberra on 1 August 2003.

Gaining from trade liberalisation: some reflections on Australia's experience

05 / 06 / 2003

An address given by the Chairman to the Conference 'New Horizons in Trade: The WTO Round and Australia's Free Trade Negotiations' on 5 June 2003.

'Minimum effective regulation' and the mining industry

03 / 06 / 2003

An address by Chairman Gary Banks to the Minerals Council of Australia's Annual Industry Seminar on 3 June 2003.

Reducing the Business Costs of Regulation

20 / 03 / 2003

An address by Chairman Gary Banks to the Small Business Coalition in Canberra on 20 March 2003.

The Productivity Commission's gambling inquiry: 3 years on

21 / 11 / 2002

An address by Chairman Gary Banks to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia in Brisbane on 21 November 2002.

Inter-state bidding wars: calling a truce

06 / 11 / 2002

An address by the Chairman to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia in Brisbane, on 6 November 2002.

The Contribution to Public Policy of Prof. Richard Hal Snape, 1936-2002

08 / 10 / 2002

The Chairman, Gary Banks, gave a eulogy on the contribution to public policy of Prof. Richard Hal Snape, Deputy Chairman of the Productivity Commission, at the Armadale Uniting Church, Melbourne on 8 October 2002.

Getting the most out of the WTO and the Doha Round

23 / 08 / 2002

The Chairman's opening presentation to a one-day public hearing on the WTO Doha Round, held by the Trade Sub-Committee of Parliament on 23 August 2002.

Regulating Australia's Infrastructure: Looking Forward

14 / 08 / 2002

An address by Chairman Gary Banks to the National Infrastructure Summit hosted by The Australian Financial Review and AusCID, Melbourne on 14 August 2002.

The 'baby and the bath water': avoiding efficiency mishaps in regulating monopoly infrastructure

05 / 07 / 2002

An address by Chairman Gary Banks to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) conference 'Incentive Regulation at the Crossroads' on 5 July 2002.

Australia's interests in the WTO

05 / 04 / 2002

An address given by the Chairman on 5 April 2002 to the conference 'Towards Opportunity and Prosperity' organised by The Australian and The Melbourne Institute.

The Productivity Commission's Automotive Inquiry

26 / 03 / 2002

A presentation by Chairman Gary Banks to the Southern Region of the Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers in Melbourne on 26 March 2002.