Domestic transparency in Australia's economic and trade reforms: The role of 'The Commission'
Productivity Commission Chairman Gary Banks presented this paper, which he co-authored with Bill Carmichael, former Chairman of the Industries Assistance Commission, to the Lowy Institute and Tasman Transparency Group Conference 'Enhancing Transparency in the Multilateral Trading System' in Sydney on 4 July.
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The Tariff Board: forging a beginning
Creation of the IAC: a new blueprint
Three core design features
The public inquiry process
The value of a supporting research function
Impact on policy debates and decisions
Renewal of the Commission's mandate