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Inheritances are growing, but not driving inequality
Released 07 / 12 / 2021
The Productivity Commission has released the first comprehensive research report on wealth transfers in Australia to improve understanding of the impact inheritances and gifts on the distribution of wealth.
Australia’s prison dilemma
Released 29 / 10 / 2021
Despite falling crime rates, imprisonment in Australia is at a historic high. A report released today by the Productivity Commission says this is happening across all states and territories.
New lending options boost small business and the economy
Released 30 / 09 / 2021
Changes to lending markets over the last decade means there are now a wide range of finance options available for small businesses that don’t require property as security, according to a new report by the Productivity Commission.
Forced experiment working from home
Released 16 / 09 / 2021
The shift to working from home caused by the pandemic is one of the greatest changes to the way we work in the last fifty years.
Providing transparency over foreign-owned water
Released 17 / 08 / 2021
A draft report released by the Productivity Commission has found that the Register of foreign owned water provides the community with an authoritative source of information on the level and use of foreign water entitlements and should be retained.
Few vulnerabilities in Australian supply chains
Released 13 / 08 / 2021
Australia’s supply chains have been disrupted by COVID and trade tensions, but most essential supply chains have proven resilient, according to a report released today by the Productivity Commission.
Closing the Gap: It's not just about the end point, but how we get there
Released 29 / 07 / 2021
The Productivity Commission today released the first Annual Data Compilation Report. It provides a point-in-time snapshot of measurement under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.
Pandemic led to significant new industry assistance
Released 13 / 07 / 2021
Significant new emergency assistance measures — including assistance provided to industry — were rolled out in 2019-20 to help prevent job losses and maintain viable businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Productivity Insights: Recent developments
Released 16 / 06 / 2021
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on productivity was unprecedented. The effects varied across industries and are continuing to play out throughout Australia.
Making everyday products easy to repair
Released 11 / 06 / 2021
A draft report by the Productivity Commission on a ‘right to repair’ outlines some measures governments could take to assist consumers to get their products repaired.
Service sector key to future wages growth
Released 14 / 04 / 2021
Australia’s economy, like that of almost all other rich countries, is increasingly dominated by its service sector.
New analysis identifies vulnerable supply chains
Released 26 / 03 / 2021
Only a small fraction of Australia’s imports are vulnerable to serious supply disruption, according to a new analysis released by the Productivity Commission.
Simple innovations for chronic health issues could help millions
Released 23 / 03 / 2021
Across Australia, innovations in healthcare are improving the lives of people with chronic health conditions such as diabetes and arthritis.
Australian Governments need to modernise and strengthen the National Water Initiative
Released 11 / 02 / 2021
Water is critical to the economy, our environment and the wellbeing of all Australians.
National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development overdue for replacement
Released 21 / 01 / 2021
A new round of reform for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system is needed to deliver a more productive workforce for Australia says the Productivity Commission.
Report on Government Services 2021
Released 20 / 01 / 2021
The Report on Government Services provides a public report card on the performance of Australian governments in the delivery of important services to the community.
Improving resources sector regulation can support the COVID-19 recovery
Released 10 / 12 / 2020
Better regulation of the resources sector across Australia would support future investment and build community trust.
Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage 2020
Released 03 / 12 / 2020
The 2020 Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (OID) report shows mixed outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Four years on from the previous Report there continues to be improvement in many areas of early child development, economic participation and some
Australia's long-term productivity experience
Released 19 / 11 / 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has generated Australia’s worst recession since the Great Depression and brings to an end 28 years of continuous economic growth, making it a significant disruption in our history of economic growth.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be at the centre of evaluation
Released 30 / 10 / 2020
The Productivity Commission today released a proposed Indigenous Evaluation Strategy. The Strategy, which has been delivered to the Government, sets out a new approach to evaluating Australian Government policies and programs.