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Government assistance to industry
Australian industry received more than $19 billion in assistance from the Australian Government in 2016-17 – this was a substantial increase over the previous year’s estimate.
Enhancing competition in Australia’s financial system
Some of the benefits of competition for consumers have been foregone in the quest for system stability.
Reforming human services
Increasing competition and informed user choice in the provision of human services can improve outcomes for users and for the community as a whole.
Health services across Australia – how are they performing?
The Report on Government Services (RoGS) reports on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia.
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Better functioning towns and cities
The overwhelming majority of Australians live and work in cities... so how cities operate now and in the future is integral to both the quality of people’s lives and national prosperity.
Skin in the game – education and workforce
The skills needed for well-paid jobs change just like everything else. So does Australia have the right system in place? One that will meet the needs of both employees’ and employers’?
While on many measures, the Australian health system is very good compared with health care systems in many other countries, this is not true across the board. There is significant potential for improvement.