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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.
Better regulation will support investment and build community trust in the resources sector
Released 24 / 03 / 2020
Government commitment to improve regulation for mining and gas projects will have benefits for both industry and the wider community according to a Productivity Commission report released today.
Population growth and climate change call for a new water policy approach
Released 18 / 03 / 2020
Australian water policy faces major challenges in coming decades to maintain urban liveability and green open space according to a Productivity Commission report.
Remote area tax concessions and payments
Released 26 / 02 / 2020
The final study report looks at the effects of the zone tax offset, remote area allowance and remote area concessions for fringe benefits tax on people and businesses in remote areas. The report makes recommendations on whether these remote area
Report on Government Services 2020
Released 23 / 01 / 2020
The Report on Government Services is a vital tool in providing information to the community and holding all Australian governments accountable for the effectiveness and efficiency of government services.
Transport reforms - On the right track but running late
Released 12 / 11 / 2019
Reform in the transport sector has been disappointingly slow and has not delivered the expected productivity gains, according to a draft report released today by the Productivity Commission.
A new approach to NT children and family services needed
Released 08 / 11 / 2019
A draft report released today by the Productivity Commission found that a fundamental change in approach is needed to better coordinate funding decisions between the two governments.
Mental ill-health and suicide cost Australia nearly $500 million per day
Released 31 / 10 / 2019
The Productivity Commission estimates that mental ill-health and suicide are costing Australia up to $180 billion per year and treatment and services are not meeting community expectations.
Affordability is the key challenge for a growing number of vulnerable private renters
Released 25 / 09 / 2019
Private rental market affordability has remained steady in Australia, but there has been a rapid rise in the number of low-income renters.
Remote area tax concessions and payments need an overhaul
Released 04 / 09 / 2019
The Commission has called for an overhaul of remote area tax concessions and payments so they are better targeted and fairer.
Demand driven university system gets a mixed report card
Released 17 / 06 / 2019
The ‘demand driven higher education system’ drove a surge in domestic undergraduate enrolments between 2010 and 2017.
World trade faces biggest challenges since 1930's
Released 12 / 06 / 2019
The world trading system is under greater strain than at any time since the 1930s and can no longer be taken for granted, the Productivity Commission finds in its latest Trade and Assistance Review.
Reforms are needed to enable greater scrutiny of airport performance
Released 06 / 02 / 2019
Australian airports are investing to meet soaring demand for travel, and operate efficiently by world standards, but Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth airports should be required to provide more information to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on their operational