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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 and Wednesday 9 March 2016.

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 to provide protection to a narrow range of Australian industries rather than to advance the interests

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 waters.

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 Committee.

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 29 January 2016

Private Telcos best for public safety mobile broadband

Released 12 / 01 / 2016

Commercial carriers are the most cost effective option for delivering a public safety mobile broadband capability to public safety agencies, according to a Productivity Commission report released today.

Domestic reform is key to unlocking service export opportunities

Released 07 / 12 / 2015

Prioritising domestic reform could see Australian services exporters capture a larger share of global demand for services such as financial services, tourism and education according to a report released today by the Productivity Commission.

A change in approach is needed to improve outcomes for Indigenous Australians

Released 02 / 12 / 2015

It is becoming increasingly clear that a number of the 'Closing the Gap' targets will not be met according to a Productivity Commission report released today.

Housing decisions of older Australians

Released 01 / 12 / 2015

Many older Australians, especially the less wealthy, continue to save well into old age, increasing net wealth as they face increased health and aged care costs.

Immigration system should not be primarily price-based

Released 13 / 11 / 2015

Australia's immigration system is not well suited to a price-based approach according to a draft inquiry report released by the Productivity Commission.

Mutual Recognition Report

Released 25 / 09 / 2015

Australia's and New Zealand's mutual recognition schemes are unique in the world by their extensive scope and coverage. They make it easier to do business across borders and give consumers a wider and more competitive range of goods and services.

Private Telcos best for public safety mobile broadband

Released 23 / 09 / 2015

Commercial carriers are the most cost effective option for deploying a public safety grade mobile broadband capability to public safety agencies according to a draft Productivity Commission report commissioned by Government and released today.

Australian service exports - Realising opportunities

Released 12 / 08 / 2015

The opportunities for Australian service providers to participate in international trade are greater than ever before. Rising household incomes in Asia are one of the key drivers of increased global demand for services. The value of Australian service exports has

Repair not Replacement
Repair not replace

Released 04 / 08 / 2015

The draft report is a broad-ranging assessment of Australia's workplace relations (WR) framework, considering current laws, institutions and practices. It uses an economywide approach, looking at possible reforms that, where merited, are likely to enhance the welfare of Australians as

Australia's Productivity Performance

Released 20 / 07 / 2015

The Productivity Commission today released the 2015 edition of the PC Productivity Update.

Examining when and how people access their Superannuation

Released 07 / 07 / 2015

This research report considers two important aspects of retirement behaviour - when and how people access their superannuation.

Action needed on mutual recognition

Released 26 / 06 / 2015

Australia's and New Zealand's mutual recognition arrangements are generally working well, according to a draft Productivity Commission report released today.

Trade and Assistance Review 2013-14

Released 24 / 06 / 2015

Governments can do more to reduce impediments to setting up and closing businesses, according to a draft report released by the Productivity Commission today.

Business reforms long overdue

Released 21 / 05 / 2015

Governments can do more to reduce impediments to setting up and closing businesses, according to a draft report released by the Productivity Commission today.

International students make a significant contribution to Australia but there are risks and challenges

Released 30 / 04 / 2015

This paper focuses on the two key policy levers the Government has at its disposal to influence International Education Services.