Angela MacRae BA (Hons), MCom (Hons), was appointed as a part-time Commissioner with the Productivity Commission in March 2007.
Angela has worked as an economic consultant with a primary focus throughout her career on taxation and superannuation issues and their practical application to the private and public sector. In more recent years, she has worked on issues relating to small to medium sized businesses.
Angela's early career was spent in the Departments of Treasury and Prime Minister and Cabinet and the New Zealand Treasury. In the lead up to the tax reforms of 2000, she was the tax reform spokesperson and National Tax Director for CPA Australia. Subsequent to the implementation of GST and PAYG, Angela was contracted to the Prime Minister's Office to assist in tax reform implementation. In 2003 she was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to Australian Society and to tax reform.
Angela was a member of the Taskforce on Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Business which reported to the Prime Minister and Treasurer in 2006.
She is currently working on the Expenditure on Children in the Northern Territory study.
Angela was previously a Commissioner on:
- Access to Justice Arrangements
- Default Superannuation Funds in Modern Awards
- Early Childhood Development Workforce
- Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave
- National Access Regime
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs
- Service Exports
- Social and Economic Infrastructure Services
- Superannuation Competitiveness and Efficiency
- Superannuation: Assessing Competitiveness and Efficiency
- Superannuation Policy in the Post-retirement Phase
- Wheat Export Market Arrangements.