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Report on Government Services

The annual Report on Government Services (RoGS) provides information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia. This report was progressively released between 28 January - 6 February 2015.

The 2015 RoGS is available below, with other editions accessible by changing the year and pressing ‘submit’.

  • At a glance
  • Media release
Approach to performance reporting

Volume A, published 28 Jan 2015

The Approach to performance reporting volume A includes an introduction to the Report on Government Services 2015 and Statistical context for the service-specific volumes B to G.

Performance measurement Statistical context

Child care, education and training

Volume B, published 06 Feb 2015

The Child care, education and training (CCET) volume B includes performance reporting for Early childhood education and care (ECEC), School education and Vocational education and training (VET).

Sector overview Early childhood education and care School education Vocational education and training


Volume C, published 29 Jan 2015

The Justice volume C includes performance reporting for Police services, Courts and Corrective services.

Sector overview Police services Courts Corrective services

Emergency management

Volume D, published 29 Jan 2015

The Emergency management volume D includes performance reporting for Fire and ambulance services.

Sector overview Fire and ambulance services


Volume E, published 04 Feb 2015

The Health volume E includes performance reporting for Primary and community health, Public hospitals and Mental health management.

Sector overview Primary and community health Public hospitals Mental health management

Community services

Volume F, published 28 Jan 2015

The Community services volume F includes performance reporting for Aged care services, Services for people with disability, Child protection services and Youth justice services.

Sector overview Aged care services Services for people with disability Child protection Youth justice

Housing and homelessness

Volume G, published 28 Jan 2015

The Housing and homelessness volume G includes performance reporting for Housing and Homelessness.

Sector overview Housing Homelessness services

This year marks the twentieth edition of the Report on Government Services – a remarkable milestone for a unique report providing comparative information on the performance of government services. The Report is produced by the Productivity Commission for an inter governmental Steering Committee.

Peter Harris, Chairman of the Productivity Commission and the Steering Committee, stated 'I commend all governments for their long-term commitment to transparency and accountability. Few exercises that rely on cooperation and consensus across governments and departments continue to thrive over two decades – and it is particularly challenging to maintain government support for a report that is often used to criticise the performance of governments.'

He added 'However, the short term pain of increased accountability is offset by long-term gains. The Report helps to drive improvements in the effectiveness of services, providing benefits to those who use them. And it also helps to improve the efficiency of services, with potentially significant economic benefits – governments spent around $184 billion on the services covered in this year's Report, equivalent to around 12 per cent of Australia's national income.'

This comprehensive Report covers 16 separate service areas, and is being released in seven volumes across ten days.

Wednesday 28 January 2015

  • Volume A Approach to performance reporting
  • Volume F Community services
  • Volume G Housing and homelessness

Friday 30 January 2015

  • Volume C Justice
  • Volume D Emergency management

Wednesday 4 February 2015

  • Volume E Health

Friday 6 February 2015

  • Volume B Child care, education and training

As each volume is released, related fact sheets will also be released. Improvements in the 2015 Report are outlined in the introductory sections of each service-area chapter. The most recent data (and any errata) will appear on the Steering Committee's web page.

Background information

Lawrence McDonald (Head of Secretariat) 03 9653 2178 / 0421 584 905


Media and Publications 03 9653 2244

What works?

Proposed reporting framework on 'what works' to improve government service outcomes.

Read the draft reporting framework

Printed copies

Printed copies of the complete set of volumes for this report can be purchased from Canprint Communications.

Please note: If you do not need the whole Report then you can purchase individual volumes from their respective web pages.

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