Our media releases provide informative statements for media outlets and the wider-community about our broad range of work.
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.
Victoria's commercial land use zoning
Released 14 / 09 / 2020
The Productivity Commission found that Victoria’s commercial zoning arrangements illustrate the benefits of a more flexible approach to land use, with benefits for the broader community.
Lost decade of income growth for young Australians
Released 30 / 07 / 2020
Young Australians’ incomes are declining while older Australians’ incomes grow. Young people are at risk of being left further behind by the COVID-19 crisis.
Young people suffer more in a weak labour market
Released 27 / 07 / 2020
Young people have been struggling to find employment in their desired occupation, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, and this could have a long-term effect on their career, according to a report released today by the Productivity Commission.
Foreign investment crucial for Australia
Released 23 / 06 / 2020
Foreign investment has always been important for Australia’s economy, for jobs, and is crucial for Australia’s COVID-19 recovery, the Productivity Commission finds in a new research report.
Renewing Australia's VET system - Options for reform
Released 05 / 06 / 2020
Australia’s Vocational, Education and Training (VET) sector is underperforming, excessively complicated and suffers from ad hoc policy approaches, says an interim report released today by the Productivity Commission.
Centring Indigenous people in evaluation is key to better outcomes
Released 03 / 06 / 2020
The Productivity Commission today outlined a plan to improve the evaluation of policies and programs affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Rules-based trade remains a high priority for Australia
Released 29 / 04 / 2020
The rules-based global trading system is at risk due to the failure to appoint new judges to the World Trade Organisation’s Appellate Body, leaving it unable to rule on appeals, the Productivity Commission finds in its latest Trade and Assistance
A new approach to NT children and family services needed
Released 08 / 04 / 2020
A report released today by the Productivity Commission calls for a fundamental change in approach to the way the Commonwealth and NT Governments fund children and family services.