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Our media releases provide informative statements for media outlets and the wider-community about our broad range of work.

Mutual Recognition Report

Released 25 / 09 / 2015

Australia's and New Zealand's mutual recognition schemes are unique in the world by their extensive scope and coverage. They make it easier to do business across borders and give consumers a wider and more competitive range of goods and services.

Private Telcos best for public safety mobile broadband

Released 23 / 09 / 2015

Commercial carriers are the most cost effective option for deploying a public safety grade mobile broadband capability to public safety agencies according to a draft Productivity Commission report commissioned by Government and released today.

Australian service exports - Realising opportunities

Released 12 / 08 / 2015

The opportunities for Australian service providers to participate in international trade are greater than ever before. Rising household incomes in Asia are one of the key drivers of increased global demand for services. The value of Australian service exports has

Repair not Replacement
Repair not replace

Released 04 / 08 / 2015

The draft report is a broad-ranging assessment of Australia's workplace relations (WR) framework, considering current laws, institutions and practices. It uses an economywide approach, looking at possible reforms that, where merited, are likely to enhance the welfare of Australians as

Australia's Productivity Performance

Released 20 / 07 / 2015

The Productivity Commission today released the 2015 edition of the PC Productivity Update.

Examining when and how people access their Superannuation

Released 07 / 07 / 2015

This research report considers two important aspects of retirement behaviour - when and how people access their superannuation.

Action needed on mutual recognition

Released 26 / 06 / 2015

Australia's and New Zealand's mutual recognition arrangements are generally working well, according to a draft Productivity Commission report released today.

Trade and Assistance Review 2013-14

Released 24 / 06 / 2015

Governments can do more to reduce impediments to setting up and closing businesses, according to a draft report released by the Productivity Commission today.

Business reforms long overdue

Released 21 / 05 / 2015

Governments can do more to reduce impediments to setting up and closing businesses, according to a draft report released by the Productivity Commission today.

International students make a significant contribution to Australia but there are risks and challenges

Released 30 / 04 / 2015

This paper focuses on the two key policy levers the Government has at its disposal to influence International Education Services.

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Efficiency in Health

Released 23 / 04 / 2015

The Commission has identified significant opportunities to improve the efficiency of Australia's health care system, based on a roundtable it held with health policy experts.

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Changing public housing rent settings unlikely to boost employment among tenants

Released 09 / 04 / 2015

A recommendation to move public housing tenants to market rents, while allowing them to receive Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA), has been made repeatedly over the past two decades.

The Eastern Australian Gas Market - Challenges and opportunities for reform

Released 31 / 03 / 2015

The paper identifies substantial benefits from the ongoing integration of the eastern Australian gas market with the Asia-Pacific region as well as a number of transitional issues.

Further reform to support Australia's international tourism industry

Released 26 / 02 / 2015

In releasing a research paper on Australia's international tourism industry today, Commissioner Warren Mundy said that 'while there has been strong growth in international tourism over the past two decades, the tourism industry will need both further innovation and adaptable

Report on Government Services 2015

Released 28 / 01 / 2015

This year marks the twentieth edition of the Report on Government Services - a remarkable milestone for a unique report providing comparative information on the performance of government services.

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Productivity Commission release issues papers on workplace relations

Released 22 / 01 / 2015

The Productivity Commission has today released a suite of five issues papers relating to its current public inquiry into the performance of the Australian workplace relations framework.

2014 Indigenous Expenditure Report

Released 12 / 12 / 2014

The 2014 Indigenous Expenditure Report was released on 12 December 2014. Total direct expenditure on services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in 2012-13 was estimated to be $30.3 billion, accounting for 6.1 per cent of total direct general

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2014

Released 26 / 11 / 2014

The Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2014 report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Australians. The latest edition was released on 19 November.

Retailing and dairy manufacturing input costs and policy implications

Released 10 / 10 / 2014

The Productivity Commission released today two reports into input costs and their policy implications, they are: Relative Cost of Doing Business in Australia: Dairy Product Manufacturing; and Relative Costs of Doing Business in Australia: Retail Trade.

Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements

Released 25 / 09 / 2014

The Commission is recommending financial support to the states and territories for natural disaster relief and recovery be reduced while mitigation funding be increased to encourage governments to manage natural disaster risks more sustainably and equitably.