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Annual Report 2020-21

Annual report series

The Annual Report 2020-21 was tabled in Parliament on 20 October 2021 and forms part of the Commission's annual report series. The second triennial stakeholder survey report was also produced this year.

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The Commission has also undertaken a Stakeholder Survey to assess how stakeholders perceived the relevance, analytical rigour, and clarity of the Productivity Commission’s work over the last three years (2018 to 2020). The survey also assesses the effectiveness of our participatory processes, our openness and transparency.

This is the second stakeholder survey report to be released. An inaugural report was released with the Annual Report 2017-18.

The survey is conducted every three years, with the next survey report expected to be released in 2024.

  • Contents of the Annual Report
  • Preliminaries
    • Cover, Copyright and publication detail, Letter of transmittal, Contents, Foreword and Commissioners
  • Chapter 1 About the Commission
    • The Commission’s role
    • Commissioners and staff
  • Chapter 2 Annual Performance Statement
    • Introductory statement
    • Entity purpose
    • Results
  • Chapter 3 The year in review: Commission activities
    • Public inquiries and commissioned studies
    • Performance reporting and other services to government bodies
    • Competitive neutrality activities
    • Other research activities and annual reporting
  • Chapter 4 The policy and wider impact of Commission activities
    • Assessing the Commission's performance
    • Generating effective debate
    • Transparency and community engagement
    • Timeliness and cost effectiveness
    • Commission capabilities, linkages and networks
  • Chapter 5 Management and accountability
    • Commissioners and staff
    • Outcome objective and resources
    • Governance
    • External and internal scrutiny
    • Management of human resources
    • Financial performance
    • Other reporting requirements
  • Chapter 6 Financial Statements
    • Independent Auditor's Report
    • Statement by the Chair and Chief Finance Officer
    • Statement of Comprehensive Income
    • Statement of Financial Position
    • Statement of Changes in Equity
    • Cash Flow Statement
    • Overview
    • Notes to and forming part of the Financial Statements
  • Appendix
    • Executive remuneration
    • Accountable authority
    • Resource statement
    • Human resources
  • Indexes
    • Annual reporting requirements and aids to access
    • List of Requirements — non-corporate Commonwealth entities
    • Index
    • Abbreviations

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