Our media releases provide informative statements for media outlets and the wider-community about our broad range of work.
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.
Government assistance to industry
Released 27 / 06 / 2014
The Commission's Trade and Assistance review found that in 2012-13 Australian industry received $15.6 billion gross in assistance from the Australian Government through budgetary outlays, tax concessions and import tariffs.
Australian adult literacy above OECD average
Released 29 / 05 / 2014
Australian adults are above the OECD average in literacy but only average in numeracy, according to a staff paper released by the Productivity Commission.
Australia's productivity performance
Released 29 / 04 / 2014
The Chairman of the Productivity Commission, Peter Harris, has released the 2014 edition of the PC Productivity Update. This edition provides the Commission's perspective on the latest developments underpinning Australia's productivity performance.
Report on Government Services 2014
Released 28 / 01 / 2014
This year marks the nineteenth edition of the Report on Government Services. The Report is produced by a Steering Committee of senior officials from Australian, State and Territory governments for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).
Valuing environmental outcomes
Released 14 / 01 / 2014
A new Productivity Commission Staff Working Paper provides an up to date guide to valuing environmental outcomes. The paper concludes that non-market assessments can, if handled effectively, make a valuable contribution to policy and project assessment, including for major projects.