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Speeches

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

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.

Have 'Big Tech' Platforms Got Too Much Power?

31 / 07 / 2018

Commissioner Stephen King delivered a speech to the Australian Financial Review (AFR) Innovation Summit 2018 on 31 July 2018 in Sydney.

The Future of Work: Is It Something Completely Different?

17 / 07 / 2018

Our Deputy Chair, Karen Chester, gave a speech to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) WA on 17 July 2018 in Perth.

Data, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Australia's New Consumer Right

04 / 07 / 2018

Peter Harris delivered a speech to the International Institute of Communications (IIC) Telecommunication and Media Forum (TMF) on 4 July 2018 in Sydney.

Will Reformed Human Services Markets be a Good Thing for Older Australians?

28 / 06 / 2018

Commissioner Stephen King gave a speech to the COTA National Forum on 28 June 2018 in Canberra.

Superannuation: Performing for all members?

06 / 06 / 2018

Our Deputy Chair, Karen Chester, presented a speech to the McKell Institute Executive Policy Forum boardroom luncheon on 6 June 2018 in Melbourne.

Infrastructure

24 / 05 / 2018

Peter Harris delivered the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) Infrastructure 2018 Oration on 24 May 2018 in Melbourne.

Pursuit of Transparency and Accountability

16 / 05 / 2018

Peter Harris presented a speech to the CFO Forum on 16 May 2018 in Sydney.

Challenges, Threats and Opportunities for Australian International Trade

24 / 04 / 2018

Peter Harris presented a speech to the European Australian Business Council (EABC) on 24 April 2018 in Sydney.

Competition in the Financial System

27 / 02 / 2018

Peter Harris presented a speech to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) on 26 February 2018 in Melbourne.

Productivity and Policy Challenges in an Environment of Pervasive Uncertainty

20 / 07 / 2017

Peter Harris presented a speech to the Economic and Social Outlook Conference on 20 July 2017 in Melbourne.

Data - The Thing that Ties it All Together

22 / 03 / 2017

Peter Harris gave a speech to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) on 22 March 2017 in Melbourne.

What is Fair?

24 / 02 / 2017

Deputy Chair, Karen Chester, presented a speech on copyright to the Australian Digital Alliance Forum in Canberra on 24 February 2017.

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Five year Productivity Review

13 / 12 / 2016

Peter Harris, addressed the Productivity Conference in Canberra on 13 December 2016.

Public Policy and What's Missing in Action?

06 / 12 / 2016

Our deputy chair, Karen Chester, says evidence based research is a critically endangered beast in her speech to the CSIRO-Monash Superannuation Research Cluster Conference 2016 in Melbourne on 6 December 2016.

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Productivity, Innovation and Review of the Workplace Relations Regulatory Framework

04 / 11 / 2016

Peter Harris gave a keynote presentation to the Australian Labour Law Association Conference on 4 November 2016 in Melbourne.

Reconsidering the Sacred Cow of Housing: Policies for an Ageing Australia

18 / 02 / 2016

Peter Harris gave an address at the Curtin University Public Policy Forum 2016 on 18 February 2016 in Perth.

Older Australians and the Bucket List

06 / 11 / 2015

Commissioner Karen Chester's speaking notes from an address to the Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2015 - Rebuilding Foundations for Reform - on 6 November 2015 in Melbourne.