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Speeches

A range of speeches delivered by the Chairman and Commissioners on economic, social and environmental productivity issues affecting Australia.

Healthcare – why quality matters

25 / 11 / 2020

Chair Michael Brennan gave the opening keynote address at the Australian Healthcare Funding Summit, held on 25 November 2020.

Productivity Reform in Australia and New Zealand: Barriers and opportunities

24 / 11 / 2020

Chair Michael Brennan participated in a joint panel discussion between Australian, New Zealand and State Productivity Commissions, held online on 24 November 2020.

The COVID-19 Recovery: A view from the supply side

23 / 09 / 2020

Chair Michael Brennan provided an online briefing to the Australian Business Economists on 23 September 2020.

Health practitioner using a tbalet computer in an operating theatre.
Private Health Insurance

07 / 02 / 2020

Chair Michael Brennan spoke at the Members Health Directors' Conference in Sydney on 4 February 2020.

2019 Grace Groom Memorial Oration

29 / 01 / 2020

Commissioner Stephen King delivered the 2019 Grace Groom Memorial Oration for Mental Health Australia at the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra on Monday 25 November 2019.

Economic Knowledge and the State

12 / 12 / 2019

Productivity Commission Chair Michael Brennan delivered a speech to the Economic Knowledge and the State: past, present, future Symposium at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra on 12 December 2019.

Human Services: The next wave of productivity reform

18 / 11 / 2019

Commissioner Stephen King delivered the Queensland Productivity Commission (QPC) Productivity Lecture in Brisbane on 8 November 2019.

Healthcare: A wide-angled view

15 / 11 / 2019

Productivity Commission Chair Michael Brennan spoke at the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) Members Policy Forum in Canberra on 12 November 2019.

Productivity, Growth and Progress

11 / 09 / 2019

Productivity Commission Chair Michael Brennan spoke at the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) Chairs and CEOs Forum in Canberra on 10 September 2019.

Future of Markets and TAFE

10 / 09 / 2019

Productivity Commission Chair Michael Brennan presented to the TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) Convention in Brisbane on 4 September 2019.

Healthcare: Why we need to do things differently

09 / 09 / 2019

Productivity Commission Chair Michael Brennan participated in the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association's (AHHA) Blueprint Refresh Roundtable in Brisbane on 2 September 2019.

Reaping Broader Economic Benefits from an Effective Healthcare System: a visual lens

24 / 07 / 2019

Productivity Commission Chair Michael Brennan presented to the Consumer Health Summit in Canberra on 24 July 2019.

How Can Economics Contribute to Better Policy-Making in Future?

15 / 07 / 2019

Productivity Commission Chair Michael Brennan delivered a speech to the Australian Conference of Economics in Melbourne on 15 July 2019.

A Whole of Government Indigenous Evaluation Strategy

02 / 07 / 2019

Commissioner Romlie Mokak delivered a speech for a NAIDOC event at the Institute of Public Administration Australia in Canberra on 2 July 2019.

Economic Regulation of Airports - the Commission's Draft Report

21 / 03 / 2019

Commissioner Paul Lindwall delivered a speech to the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia Industry Lunch in Sydney on 19 March 2019.

Regulating in the Digital Economy

28 / 02 / 2019

Commissioner Jonathon Coppel delivered a speech to the Regulatory Reform Summit 2019 in Canberra on 28 February 2019.

Fitness and the Future of Work: time to swap out the marathon for F45

31 / 10 / 2018

Deputy Chair Karen Chester delivered a speech to the CEDA Queensland event 'Workforce fit for the future?' in Brisbane on 31 October 2018.

Trends in Economic Inequality over 27 Years of Economic Growth

15 / 10 / 2018

Commissioner Jonathan Coppel delivered a speech to the Economic and Social Outlook Conference in Melbourne on 12 October 2018.

Growth's Running Mate

11 / 10 / 2018

Deputy Chair Karen Chester delivered a speech to the 2018 Economic and Social Outlook Conference in Melbourne on 11 October 2018.

Seven Stories from 'Rising inequality? A stocktake of the evidence'

28 / 08 / 2018

Chairman Peter Harris teamed up with Commissioner Jonathan Coppel to deliver a speech to the National Press Club in Canberra on 28 August 2018.