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Governments need to lift the bonnet on Australia's schools

Released 06 / 09 / 2016

The path to better education outcomes lies in strengthening the capability to identify and evaluate the policies, programs and teaching practices that work best, for whom and in what circumstances, and applying this across the nation's school systems, says a

Better management of Australia's fisheries needed to ensure sustainability and value

Released 31 / 08 / 2016

Slow adoption of best practice in the management of commercial fisheries, and limited recognition of the impacts and value of recreational fishing, are imposing unnecessary costs, constraining community benefits from fisheries, and putting pressure on some stocks, according to the

How to assess the superannuation system's performance

Released 02 / 08 / 2016

The Productivity Commission has released its proposed framework to assess the efficiency and competitiveness of Australia's $2 trillion superannuation system.

Productivity Commission warns against backsliding

Released 25 / 07 / 2016

Australian industry received over $15 billion in assistance from the Australian Government in 2014-15, down slightly from last year.

The regulatory burden on farmers must be reduced

Released 21 / 07 / 2016

The Productivity Commission released their draft report on Agriculture Regulation today.

Placing users at the heart of service delivery

Released 16 / 06 / 2016

The Productivity Commission today released more information about its inquiry into Human Services.

Indigenous Primary School Achievement

Released 08 / 06 / 2016

In a research paper released today, the Productivity Commission examines factors that influence the literacy and numeracy achievement of Indigenous primary school students.

Productivity Commission seeks views on evolving Australian telecommunications market

Released 07 / 06 / 2016

The Productivity Commission today called on those interested in the future direction of telecommunications in Australia to contribute to its new public inquiry on the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation.

Australia's intellectual property system has lost sight of users

Released 29 / 04 / 2016

Action must be taken to rebalance Australia's intellectual property (IP) arrangements, according to a wide-ranging draft report released by the Productivity Commission.

Access to public and private sector big data

Released 18 / 04 / 2016

The Productivity Commission today invited academics, government agencies, private entities with large data holdings (including in finance and social media), organisations interested in data access and members of the community to contribute to its new public inquiry on Data Availability

Productivity Commission wants to hear from regional areas on all aspects of marine fishing

Released 29 / 02 / 2016

As part of its inquiry into Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture, the Productivity Commission will be meeting interested parties in Cairns on Tuesday 8 March and Wednesday 9 March 2016.

Recent Developments in Anti-Dumping Activity

Released 29 / 02 / 2016

The Productivity Commission in a research report released today has found the underlying rationale for having an anti-dumping system is extremely weak, and exists to provide protection to a narrow range of Australian industries rather than to advance the interests

Productivity Commission to review all aspects of marine fishing

Released 16 / 02 / 2016

The Productivity Commission is asking people to share their views and knowledge of Australia's marine fishing and aquaculture sectors, both within state/territory and Commonwealth waters.

Report on Government Services 2016

Released 27 / 01 / 2016

This year marks the twenty-first edition of the Report on Government Services. The Report is produced by the Productivity Commission for an inter-governmental Steering Committee.

Productivity Commission wants to hear from farmers about improving agriculture regulation

Released 25 / 01 / 2016

As part of its inquiry into the regulation of agriculture, the Productivity Commission will be hosting meetings with interested parties in Rockhampton on Friday 29 January 2016

Private Telcos best for public safety mobile broadband

Released 12 / 01 / 2016

Commercial carriers are the most cost effective option for delivering a public safety mobile broadband capability to public safety agencies, according to a Productivity Commission report released today.

Domestic reform is key to unlocking service export opportunities

Released 07 / 12 / 2015

Prioritising domestic reform could see Australian services exporters capture a larger share of global demand for services such as financial services, tourism and education according to a report released today by the Productivity Commission.

A change in approach is needed to improve outcomes for Indigenous Australians

Released 02 / 12 / 2015

It is becoming increasingly clear that a number of the 'Closing the Gap' targets will not be met according to a Productivity Commission report released today.

Housing decisions of older Australians

Released 01 / 12 / 2015

Many older Australians, especially the less wealthy, continue to save well into old age, increasing net wealth as they face increased health and aged care costs.

Immigration system should not be primarily price-based

Released 13 / 11 / 2015

Australia's immigration system is not well suited to a price-based approach according to a draft inquiry report released by the Productivity Commission.