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Through our research the Commission contributes to the public debate and encourage informed policy discussion.

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COAG's Regulatory and Competition Reform Agenda: A high level assessment of the gains

Released: 3 Aug 2012

The Productivity Commission was requested to conduct a 'preliminary high-level review' of sixteen areas of reform identified by COAG at its April 2012 meeting. The Commission's paper was provided on 29 June 2012 to the cross jurisdictional T

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Productivity in Electricity, Gas and Water: Measurement and Interpretation

Released: 4 Apr 2012

This staff working paper examines productivity trends in the Australian utilities industry and highlights some significant issues relating to the measurement and interpretation of changes in measured productivity over time.

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Developing a Partial Equilibrium Model of an Urban Water System

Released: 24 Mar 2010

This paper uses partial equilibrium modelling of urban water systems to investigate capacity augmentation decisions, pricing policies and the use of water restrictions in the urban water sector.

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Infrastructure Australia's National Infrastructure Audit

Released: 18 Sep 2008

A submission made by the Commission to Infrastructure Australia's National Infrastructure Audit in September 2008.

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Financial Performance of Government Trading Enterprises 2004-05 to 2006-07

Released: 31 Jul 2008

Financial Performance of Government Trading Enterprises 2004-05 to 2006-07 was released on 31 July 2008. It forms part of the Commission's research into the performance of Australian industries and the progress of microeconomic reform.

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Towards Urban Water Reform: A Discussion Paper

Released: 28 Mar 2008

The Commission research paper Towards Urban Water Reform: A Discussion Paper was released on 28 March 2008.

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Distributional Effects of Changes in Australian Infrastructure Industries during the 1990s

Released: 25 Jan 2008

This study provides insights into how, and to what extent, household incomes were affected by changes in infrastructure industries across States and Territories in the 1990s.

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Financial Performance of Government Trading Enterprises 2004-05 to 2005-06 - Government Trading...

Released: 26 Jul 2007

This report, Financial Performance of Government Trading Enterprises 2004-05 to 2005-06, continues an earlier series of broader reports of the Steering Committee on National Performance Monitoring of Government Trading Enterprises.

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The Responsiveness of Australian Farm Performance to Changes in Irrigation Water Use and Trade

Released: 14 Feb 2007

This preliminary working paper examines the flexibility of farms to respond to changes in the availability and pricing of irrigation water. It was the presented to the 51st Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Water Reform, Property Rights and Hydrological Realities

Released: 2 Nov 2006

This paper by Neil Byron and Gavan Dwyer, was presented to the Melbourne Institute 2006 Economic and Social Outlook Conference, Making the Boom Pay: Securing the Next Generation of Prosperity, at the University of Melbourne, 2-3 November 2006.

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