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.
The Case for Infrastructure Pricing Reform - What water can teach roads
27 / 07 / 2015
Peter Harris delivered a speech to the Infrastructure Partners Australia Water Symposium in Sydney on 27 July 2015.
Free Trade Agreements
21 / 07 / 2015
Peter Harris delivered the opening statement to the Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth - Inquiry into Business Experience in Utilising Australia's Free Trade Agreements' hearing on 21 July 2015.
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.
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.
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.