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.
Advancing Australia's 'Human Capital Agenda'
22 / 04 / 2010
On 13 April, Gary Banks gave the fourth Ian Little Lecture in Melbourne.
An Economy-wide View: Speeches on Structural Reform
29 / 03 / 2010
This volume contains edited versions of speeches delivered over the past dozen years in a variety of settings. They were selected for inclusion according to the significance and contemporary relevance of the issues they address, as reflected in continuing requests for them on the Commission's website.
Statistics, Productivity and Reform
26 / 03 / 2010
On 24 March, Gary Banks gave a keynote presentation to the The Official Statistics 'Forum 2010' in Wellington, New Zealand.
Markets: how free?
30 / 11 / 2009
Gary Banks gave this presentation to the Whitlam Institute 'Governing the Economy Symposium' on 30 November 2009 in Sydney.
China's Policy Responses to the Global Financial Crisis
25 / 11 / 2009
The 2009 Richard Snape Lecture was presented by Professor Yu Yongding at the Commission's office in Melbourne on 25 November 2009.
Back to the Future: Restoring Australia's Productivity Growth
05 / 11 / 2009
Gary Banks gave a presentation to the 2009 Economic and Social Outlook Conference on 5 November 2009 in Melbourne.
Executive pay: economic issues from the Commission's report
16 / 10 / 2009
Gary Banks gave this speech to the Economics Society of Australia, Canberra Branch Annual Dinner on 14 October 2009.
Are we overcoming Indigenous disadvantage?
07 / 07 / 2009
A speech given by Chairman Gary Banks gave a speech as part of Reconciliation Australia's Closing the Gap lecture series on 7 July 2009.
The Productivity Commission's Executive Pay Inquiry: An update on the issues
03 / 06 / 2009
Gary Banks gave a presentation on developments in the Commission's inquiry to FINSIA forums in Sydney and Melbourne on 3-4 June 2009.
Evidence-based policy-making: What is it? How do we get it?
04 / 02 / 2009
A speech given by Chairman Gary Banks at the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)/Australian National University (ANU) Lecture Series on 4 February 2009.
Latin America in the Global Economy: Challenges and Opportunities
18 / 11 / 2008
The 2008 Richard Snape Lecture was presented by Dr. Vittorio Corbo at the Productivity Commission's office in Melbourne on 18 November 2008.
Industry Policy for a Productive Australia
07 / 08 / 2008
Gary Banks gave the Colin Clark Memorial Lecture in Brisbane on 6 August 2008 on the topic Industry Policy for a Productive Australia.
Health Costs and Policy in an Ageing Australia
26 / 06 / 2008
Commission Chairman Gary Banks delivered the 2008 Health Policy Oration at the Australian National University (ANU) on 26 June 2008.
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.
Economic and Regulatory Reforms in Europe: Past Experiences and Future Challenges
30 / 10 / 2007
The fifth Richard Snape Lecture was delivered by Professor Patrick Messerlin on 30 October 2007 at the Melbourne Office of the Productivity Commission.
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.