Productivity review (2017)
This inquiry is now completed. The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month inquiry into Australia's productivity performance and provide recommendations on reform priorities.
- Discussion paper 7 Nov 2016
- Final report 22 Oct 2017
A framework for generating new ideas for microeconomic reform in Australia over the coming years.
Submissions were due by 9 December 2016.
The final inquiry report - Shifting the Dial: 5 year productivity review - was handed to the Australian Government in August 2017, then tabled in Parliament and publicly released on 22 October 2017.
This inquiry is the first in a regular series, undertaken at five-yearly intervals, to provide an overarching analysis of where Australia stands in terms of its productivity performance, and to develop and prioritise reform options to improve the wellbeing of Australians by supporting greater productivity growth.
The Commission was also required to:
- analyse Australia's productivity performance in both the market and non-market sectors, including an assessment of the settings for productive investment in human and physical capital and how they can be improved to lift productivity.
- examine the factors that may have affected productivity growth, including an assessment of the impact of major policy changes, if relevant.
There has not been a government response to this inquiry yet.
Shifting the Dial
This is the first document of its kind for the Productivity Commission - a look out across the landscape of factors and influences that may affect Australia's economic performance over the medium term, in order to offer advice on where our priorities should lie if we are to enhance national welfare.
Submissions received for the Productivity Review public inquiry.
As part consultation on the Productivity Review, the Commission held a conference 'Where to from here? Improving Australia's Productivity Performance' on 13 December 2016.