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Speeches

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

Riding the third wave: Some challenges in national reform

27 / 03 / 2008

An address by Chairman Gary Banks to the 2008 Melbourne Institute Economic and Social Outlook Conference 'New agenda for prosperity' on 27 March 2008.

Public inquiries in policy formulation: Australia's Productivity Commission

03 / 09 / 2007

An address by Chairman Gary Banks to the International Workshop 'Australia’s Public Inquiry Experience and Economic System Reform in China' hosted by the China-Australia Governance Program in Beijing, China, on 3 September 2007.

Gambling in Australia: are we balancing the equation?

19 / 08 / 2007

A presentation by Chairman Gary Banks to the Australian Gaming Expo Conference in Sydney on 19 August 2007.

Domestic transparency in Australia's economic and trade reforms: the role of 'the Commission'

04 / 07 / 2007

A paper presented by Productivity Commission Chairman Gary Banks to to the Lowy Institute and Tasman Transparency Group Conference 'Enhancing Transparency in the Multilateral Trading System' in Sydney on 4 July 2007.

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage in Australia

29 / 06 / 2007

A speech presented by Productivity Commission Chairman Gary Banks to an OECD World Forum on 'Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies' in Istanbul on 29 June 2007.

Great Expectations: Management (and other) Lessons from the Regulation Taskforce

15 / 05 / 2007

A paper presented by the Chairman to the L21 Public Sector Leadership Conference in Sydney on 15 May 2007.

Regulation for Australia's Federation in the 21st Century

03 / 11 / 2006

Paper presented to the 2006 Melbourne Institute/The Australian Social and Economic Outlook Conference, 'Making The Boom Pay: securing the next generation of prosperity', held at The University of Melbourne, 2-3 November 2006.

Tackling the underlying causes of over-regulation: an update

24 / 10 / 2006

A public address by Chairman Gary Banks, who also chaired the Regulation Taskforce, to the 'Australian Regulatory Reform Evolution' conference in Canberra on 24 October 2006.

Explaining the housing market puzzle

12 / 08 / 2006

A paper presented by the Chairman to the Centre for Independent Studies 'Consilium', at Coolum, Queensland on 12 August 2006.

Reducing the Regulatory Burden: the way forward

17 / 05 / 2006

A public address by Chairman Gary Banks to the Monash Centre for Regulatory Studies, Melbourne on 17 May 2006.

Road and rail pricing: some early observations ... and more questions

28 / 04 / 2006

A speech given by Chairman Gary Banks at a seminar in Canberra on 28 April 2006.

Comparing school systems across Australia

28 / 09 / 2005

A speech given by the Chairman to the ANZSOG conference, ‘Schooling in the 21st Century: Unlocking Human Potential’ in Sydney on 28 September 2005.

Policy Implications of an ageing Australia: an illustrated guide

27 / 09 / 2005

A presentation by Chairman Gary Banks to the Financial Review 'Ageing Population Summit' held in Sydney on 27 September 2005.

Indigenous disadvantage: are we making progress?

21 / 09 / 2005

A speech given by the Chairman to a CEDA gathering in Adelaide on 21 September 2005 and at a HREOC workshop in Sydney.

Regulation-making in Australia: Is it broke? How do we fix it?

07 / 07 / 2005

A speech by Chairman Gary Banks given as part of the Public Lecture Series of the Australian Centre of Regulatory Economics (ACORE) and the Faculty of Economics and Commerce, ANU, Canberra on 7 July 2005.

Structural reform Australian-style: lessons for others?

21 / 06 / 2005

A seminar presented by Chairman Gary Banks in conjunction with recent meetings at the IMF, World Bank and OECD.

NCP and beyond: an agenda for national reform

06 / 12 / 2004

On 6 December 2004, Commission Chairman Gary Banks gave an address to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) in Melbourne.

An Ageing Australia: Small beer or big bucks?

29 / 04 / 2004

An address by Productivity Commission Chairman Gary Banks to the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies, Economic Briefing in Adelaide on 29 April 2004.

A Welcome to the Commission's 30th Anniversary Celebration

11 / 12 / 2003

Productivity Commission Chairman Gary Banks welcomed guests to the Commission’s’ 30th anniversary celebration in Melbourne on 11 December 2003.

Indigenous disadvantage: assessing policy impacts

13 / 11 / 2003

An address given by the Chairman to the conference 'Pursing Opportunity and Prosperity' hosted by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and The Australian in Melbourne on 13 November 2003.