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PC News May 2019

Newsletter of the Productivity Commission.

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The Productivity Commission 20 years on

Last year marked the twentieth anniversary of the Productivity Commission.

Is Australia becoming more unequal?

In a research paper released in August last year, the Commission brought together the most recent evidence measuring inequality, poverty and disadvantage in Australia.

A better way to support veterans

A Commission draft report found that the veterans’ compensation and rehabilitation system is not fit-for-purpose, is out-of-date, and does not work in the interest of veterans, their families and the Australian community.

Growing the trans-Tasman digital economy

A joint research paper by the Australian and New Zealand Productivity Commissions identified potential areas for policy collaboration across the Tasman.

Economic regulation of airports

A Commission draft report found that existing airport regulation remains fit for purpose, although reforms are needed to enable greater scrutiny of airport performance.

Review of the National Disability Agreement

A recent Productivity Commission study found that a new National Disability Agreement between Australian governments is needed to ensure the wellbeing of people with disability, and their families and carers.

Assessing what works (or not) to achieve outcomes for government services

The first 'What Works' review examined the effectiveness of government services aimed at supporting carers of people living with dementia.