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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.

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.

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.

Independent policy advice and the Productivity Commission

23 / 09 / 2011

Gary Banks gave the Chancellor's Lecture at Swinburne University on 22 September 2011.

Economics, economists and public policy in Australia

14 / 07 / 2011

Gary Banks gave the opening address to the 40th Australian Conference of Economists Symposium, Does Australian public policy get the economics it deserves? on the 14 July 2011 at the Shine Dome in Canberra.

Australia's mining boom: What's the problem?

30 / 06 / 2011

An address given by Gary Banks to the session 'Managing the Growth Shock' at the Economic and Social Outlook Conference in Melbourne on 30 June 2011.

Evidence and social policy: The case of gambling

07 / 04 / 2011

A speech given by Chairman Gary Banks to the South Australian Centre for Economics in Adelaide on 30 March 2011.

Comparing carbon policies internationally: The 'challenges'

24 / 03 / 2011

A presentation given by Gary Banks to the BCA/AIGN Carbon Pricing Forum in Canberra on 23 March 2011, based on the Commission's Methodology Working Paper.

Successful reform: Past lessons, future challenges

08 / 12 / 2010

Gary Banks gave a keynote address to the Annual Forecasting Conference of the Australian Business Economists in Sydney on 8 December 2010.

From measuring production to measuring wellbeing

29 / 07 / 2010

The Productivity Commission hosted a seminar by Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz on 29 July 2010. The seminar was the first event in the Economic Society of Australia's Eminent Speaker Series, sponsored nationally by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Qantas.

Advancing Australia's 'Human Capital Agenda'

22 / 04 / 2010

On 13 April, Gary Banks gave the fourth Ian Little Lecture in Melbourne.

An economy-wide view: Speeches on structural reform

29 / 03 / 2010

This volume contains edited versions of speeches delivered over the past dozen years in a variety of settings. They were selected for inclusion according to the significance and contemporary relevance of the issues they address, as reflected in continuing requests for them on the Commission's website.

Statistics, productivity and reform

26 / 03 / 2010

On 24 March, Gary Banks gave a keynote presentation to The Official Statistics 'Forum 2010' in Wellington, New Zealand.

Markets: How free?

30 / 11 / 2009

Gary Banks gave this presentation to the Whitlam Institute 'Governing the Economy Symposium' on 30 November 2009 in Sydney.

Back to the future: Restoring Australia's productivity growth

05 / 11 / 2009

Gary Banks gave a presentation to the 2009 Economic and Social Outlook Conference on 5 November 2009 in Melbourne.

Executive pay: Economic issues from the Commission's report

16 / 10 / 2009

Gary Banks gave this speech to the Economics Society of Australia, Canberra Branch Annual Dinner on 14 October 2009.