This year marks the twenty-first edition of the Report on 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 'Governments remain committed to transparency and accountability. High quality information on the performance of government services — including those in this Report — encourages improvements in service delivery, which contributes to improved wellbeing for all Australians.'
He added 'The Report also helps to improve the efficiency of services, with potentially significant economic benefits — governments spent around $192 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 nine days.
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 – 11 am
- Volume A Approach to performance reporting
- Volume F Community services (Disability, aged care, child protection and youth justice)
- Volume G Housing and homelessness
Friday, 29 January 2016 – 11 am
- Volume C Justice (Police, courts and corrective services)
- Volume D Emergency management (Fire and ambulance services)
Tuesday, 2 February 2016 – 11 am
- Volume E Health (Primary and community health, public hospitals, mental health)
Thursday, 4 February 2016 – 11 am
- Volume B Child care, education and training (Early childhood education and care, schools, vocational education and training)
As each volume is released, related fact sheets will also be released. Improvements in the 2016 Report are outlined in the introductory sections of each service-area chapter. The most recent data will appear on the Productivity Commission website.
Catherine Andersson (Acting Assistant Commissioner) 03 9653 2354 / 0466 542 771
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