Riding the third wave: Some challenges in national reform
Productivity Commission Chairman Gary Banks gave an address to the 2008 Melbourne Institute Economic and Social Outlook Conference 'New agenda for prosperity' on the 27 March 2008.
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Lifting productivity and participation
Labour force participation: keeping it up
Scope to do better
What is happening to productivity?
Large potential gains from the NRA
Health and aged care
Prevention better than cure?
Just do it?
Human capital development
Teachers are instrumental
Climate change and water
A cost-effective climate change policy
What 'complementary' measures?
Water, water everywhere?
From country to city
Efficient national infrastructure
Enhancing business regulation and competition
Competition still needs support
Two other important COAG working groups
Accessible and affordable housing