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Speeches and Presentations

A range of speeches delivered by the current and former Chairs and Commissioners on economic, social and environmental productivity issues affecting Australia.

Remarks at the 2015 Australian Domestic Gas Outlook Conference

25 / 03 / 2015

Peter Harris delivered a speech to the 2015 Australian Domestic Gas Outlook Conference Curbing red tape for energy production - creating regulation nirvana in Sydney on 25 March 2015.

Warren Mundy delivering his public lecture.
An Economist and a Lawyer Went to Lunch ... some reflections on the Productivity Commission's Access to Civil Justice Inquiry

03 / 02 / 2015

Former Commissioner, Dr Warren Mundy delivered a public lecture to the The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration in Melbourne on 3 February 2015.

Infrastructure Reform

12 / 09 / 2014

Peter Harris delivered a keynote address to the Partnerships 2014 - Infrastructure and Investment Conference in Melbourne on 12 September 2014.

Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development and Social Progress

23 / 06 / 2014

The Commission's 2014 Richard Snape Lecture was delivered on 23 June by Professor Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University.

Address to the 2014 Annual Stockbrokers Conference

29 / 05 / 2014

Peter Harris delivered an address to the 2014 Annual Stockbrokers Conference in Melbourne on 29 May 2014.

Infrastructure for an Ageing Australia

09 / 05 / 2014

CEDA (Committee for Economic Development of Australia) Infrastructure series: funding and financing lunch in Brisbane on 9 May 2014.

Address to the Australian Automobile Association

25 / 03 / 2014

Australian Automobile Association Policy Forum Infrastructure Solutions for the 21st Century in Canberra on 25 March 2014.

Competition Policy and Deregulation: challenges and choices

07 / 03 / 2014

Australian National University public forum Competition policy and deregulation: challenges and choices in Canberra on 7 March 2014.

Productivity in Government

21 / 02 / 2014

CEDA (Committee for Economic Development of Australia) forum in Melbourne on 21 February 2014.

Observations on Productivity, National Income and the Demographic Outlook

19 / 11 / 2013

Australian Institute of Company Directors' Breakfast in Perth on 19 November 2013.

Indian Economy: Retrospect and Prospect

06 / 11 / 2013

The Commission's 2013 Richard Snape Lecture was delivered on 6 November 2013 by Arvind Panagariya, Professor of Economics and Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University.

Productivity and the National Income Outlook

18 / 09 / 2013

Trans-Tasman Business Circle Productivity Series dinner in Perth on 18 September 2013.

The Productivity Reform Outlook

01 / 05 / 2013

Tasman Transparency Group Productivity Agenda seminar in Sydney on 1 May 2013.

Advancing the Reform Agenda: Selected Speeches

10 / 12 / 2012

A compendium of speeches by Gary Banks on the reform agenda was released on 10 December 2012.

The Future of the Multilateral Trading System

26 / 11 / 2012

On 26 November 2012, Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, presented the Commission's annual Richard Snape Lecture.

Productivity Policies: the 'to do' list

01 / 11 / 2012

Gary Banks addressed the Economic and Social Outlook Conference, 'Securing the Future' in Melbourne on 1 November 2012.

Competition Policy's regulatory innovations: quo vadis?

26 / 07 / 2012

Gary Banks gave this speech to the ACCC Regulatory Conference 2012, Brisbane, 26 July and the Economists Conference Business Symposium, Melbourne, 12 July 2012..

Whither trans-Tasman economic relations? Some emerging themes

18 / 06 / 2012

This paper was presented by Gary Banks to CEDA's State of the Nation Conference in Canberra on 18 June 2012. It was prepared as part of the joint study by the Australian and New Zealand Productivity Commissions on Strengthening Trans-Tasman Economic Relations.

Industry Assistance in a 'Patchwork Economy'

24 / 11 / 2011

Gary Banks gave the speech to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry dinner on 23 November 2011.

Political Economy of Reform in Mexico

11 / 10 / 2011

The 2011 Richard Snape Lecture was presented by Dr Roberto Newell at the Commission's office in Melbourne on 11 October 2011.