Speeches and Presentations
A range of speeches delivered by the current and former Chairs and Commissioners on economic, social and environmental productivity issues affecting Australia.
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.
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.
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.
Making a Difference
05 / 11 / 2015
Peter Harris gave an address to the Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2015 - Rebuilding Foundations for Reform - on 5 November 2015 in Melbourne.
Public Housing and Employment
29 / 10 / 2015
Peter Harris gave an address to the National Housing Conference 2015 in Perth on 29 October.
22 / 09 / 2015
Peter Harris gave an address to the Australian Competition Policy Summit 2015 in Sydney on 22 September.
CEDA: Workplace Relations
14 / 08 / 2015
Peter Harris gave an address to the Committee on Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) on 14 August detailing the draft recommendations of the Workplace Relations Framework inquiry.
The Case for Infrastructure Pricing Reform - What water can teach roads
27 / 07 / 2015
Peter Harris delivered a speech to the Infrastructure Partners Australia Water Symposium in Sydney on 27 July 2015.
Free Trade Agreements
21 / 07 / 2015
Peter Harris delivered the opening statement to the Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth - Inquiry into Business Experience in Utilising Australia's Free Trade Agreements' hearing on 21 July 2015.
Remarks at the 2015 Australian Domestic Gas Outlook Conference
25 / 03 / 2015
Peter Harris delivered a speech to the 2015 Australian Domestic Gas Outlook Conference Curbing red tape for energy production - creating regulation nirvana in Sydney on 25 March 2015.
An Economist and a Lawyer Went to Lunch ... some reflections on the Productivity Commission's Access to Civil Justice Inquiry
03 / 02 / 2015
Former Commissioner, Dr Warren Mundy delivered a public lecture to the The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration in Melbourne on 3 February 2015.
12 / 09 / 2014
Peter Harris delivered a keynote address to the Partnerships 2014 - Infrastructure and Investment Conference in Melbourne on 12 September 2014.
Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development and Social Progress
23 / 06 / 2014
The Commission's 2014 Richard Snape Lecture was delivered on 23 June by Professor Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University.
Address to the 2014 Annual Stockbrokers Conference
29 / 05 / 2014
Peter Harris delivered an address to the 2014 Annual Stockbrokers Conference in Melbourne on 29 May 2014.
Infrastructure for an Ageing Australia
09 / 05 / 2014
CEDA (Committee for Economic Development of Australia) Infrastructure series: funding and financing lunch in Brisbane on 9 May 2014.
Address to the Australian Automobile Association
25 / 03 / 2014
Australian Automobile Association Policy Forum Infrastructure Solutions for the 21st Century in Canberra on 25 March 2014.
Competition Policy and Deregulation: challenges and choices
07 / 03 / 2014
Australian National University public forum Competition policy and deregulation: challenges and choices in Canberra on 7 March 2014.