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A new approach to telecommunications universal services

Released 06 / 12 / 2016

The Productivity Commission is recommending a modernised and forward looking approach to the subsidy and support arrangements that form universal telecommunications services in Australia. …read more

How to assess the superannuation system's performance

Released 25 / 11 / 2016

The Productivity Commission has finalised its comprehensive framework to assess the efficiency and competitiveness of Australia's $2 trillion superannuation system. …read more

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage 2016

Released 17 / 11 / 2016

The 2016 Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (OID) report shows some positive trends in the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, but also shows …read more

Australia's new data framework puts consumers in control

Released 03 / 11 / 2016

The Productivity Commission is recommending a major overhaul of Australia's data policy framework, including the introduction of a Comprehensive Right to give people more …read more

People should be at the centre of the services they use

Released 22 / 09 / 2016

The Productivity Commission has identified six priority areas where the potential to give people a greater say over the human services they use could …read more

Governments need to lift the bonnet on Australia's schools

Released 06 / 09 / 2016

The path to better education outcomes lies in strengthening the capability to identify and evaluate the policies, programs and teaching practices that work best, …read more

Better management of Australia's fisheries needed to ensure sustainability and value

Released 31 / 08 / 2016

Slow adoption of best practice in the management of commercial fisheries, and limited recognition of the impacts and value of recreational fishing, are imposing …read more

How to assess the superannuation system's performance

Released 02 / 08 / 2016

The Productivity Commission has released its proposed framework to assess the efficiency and competitiveness of Australia's $2 trillion superannuation system. …read more

Productivity Commission warns against backsliding

Released 25 / 07 / 2016

Australian industry received over $15 billion in assistance from the Australian Government in 2014-15, down slightly from last year. …read more

The regulatory burden on farmers must be reduced

Released 21 / 07 / 2016

The Productivity Commission released their draft report on Agriculture Regulation today. …read more

Placing users at the heart of service delivery

Released 16 / 06 / 2016

The Productivity Commission today released more information about its inquiry into Human Services. …read more

Indigenous Primary School Achievement

Released 08 / 06 / 2016

In a research paper released today, the Productivity Commission examines factors that influence the literacy and numeracy achievement of Indigenous primary school students. …read more

Productivity Commission seeks views on evolving Australian telecommunications market

Released 07 / 06 / 2016

The Productivity Commission today called on those interested in the future direction of telecommunications in Australia to contribute to its new public inquiry on …read more

Australia's intellectual property system has lost sight of users

Released 29 / 04 / 2016

Action must be taken to rebalance Australia's intellectual property (IP) arrangements, according to a wide-ranging draft report released by the Productivity Commission. …read more

Access to public and private sector big data

Released 18 / 04 / 2016

The Productivity Commission today invited academics, government agencies, private entities with large data holdings (including in finance and social media), organisations interested in data …read more

Productivity Commission wants to hear from regional areas on all aspects of marine fishing

Released 29 / 02 / 2016

As part of its inquiry into Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture, the Productivity Commission will be meeting interested parties in Cairns on Tuesday 8 March …read more

Recent Developments in Anti-Dumping Activity

Released 29 / 02 / 2016

The Productivity Commission in a research report released today has found the underlying rationale for having an anti-dumping system is extremely weak, and exists …read more

Productivity Commission to review all aspects of marine fishing

Released 16 / 02 / 2016

The Productivity Commission is asking people to share their views and knowledge of Australia's marine fishing and aquaculture sectors, both within state/territory and Commonwealth …read more

Report on Government Services 2016

Released 27 / 01 / 2016

This year marks the twenty-first edition of the Report on Government Services. The Report is produced by the Productivity Commission for an inter-governmental Steering …read more

Productivity Commission wants to hear from farmers about improving agriculture regulation

Released 25 / 01 / 2016

As part of its inquiry into the regulation of agriculture, the Productivity Commission will be hosting meetings with interested parties in Rockhampton on Friday …read more