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Report on Government Services 2015

Released 28 / 01 / 2015

This year marks the twentieth edition of the Report on Government Services - a remarkable milestone for a unique report providing comparative information on …read more

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Productivity Commission release issues papers on workplace relations

Released 22 / 01 / 2015

The Productivity Commission has today released a suite of five issues papers relating to its current public inquiry into the performance of the Australian …read more

2014 Indigenous Expenditure Report

Released 12 / 12 / 2014

The 2014 Indigenous Expenditure Report was released on 12 December 2014. Total direct expenditure on services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in …read more

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2014

Released 26 / 11 / 2014

The Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2014 report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Australians. The latest edition was released on …read more

Retailing and dairy manufacturing input costs and policy implications

Released 10 / 10 / 2014

The Productivity Commission released today two reports into input costs and their policy implications, they are: Relative Cost of Doing Business in Australia: Dairy …read more

Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements

Released 25 / 09 / 2014

The Commission is recommending financial support to the states and territories for natural disaster relief and recovery be reduced while mitigation funding be increased …read more

Government assistance to industry

Released 27 / 06 / 2014

The Commission's Trade and Assistance review found that in 2012-13 Australian industry received $15.6 billion gross in assistance from the Australian Government through budgetary …read more

Australian adult literacy above OECD average

Released 29 / 05 / 2014

Australian adults are above the OECD average in literacy but only average in numeracy, according to a staff paper released by the Productivity Commission. …read more

Australia's productivity performance

Released 29 / 04 / 2014

The Chairman of the Productivity Commission, Peter Harris, has released the 2014 edition of the PC Productivity Update. This edition provides the Commission's perspective …read more

Report on Government Services 2014

Released 28 / 01 / 2014

This year marks the nineteenth edition of the Report on Government Services. The Report is produced by a Steering Committee of senior officials from …read more

Valuing environmental outcomes

Released 14 / 01 / 2014

A new Productivity Commission Staff Working Paper provides an up to date guide to valuing environmental outcomes. The paper concludes that non-market assessments can, …read more