A range of speeches delivered by the Chairman and Commissioners on economic, social and environmental productivity issues affecting Australia.
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.
The good, the bad and the ugly: economic perspectives on regulation in Australia
02 / 10 / 2003
An address by Chairman Gary Banks to the 'Conference of Economists 2003 Business Symposium' at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra on 2 October 2003.
Australia's economic 'miracle'
01 / 08 / 2003
An address given by Chairman Gary Banks to the 'welcome dinner' for the Forum on Postgraduate Economics hosted by the ANU in Canberra on 1 August 2003.
Gaining from trade liberalisation: some reflections on Australia's experience
05 / 06 / 2003
An address given by the Chairman to the Conference 'New Horizons in Trade: The WTO Round and Australia's Free Trade Negotiations' on 5 June 2003.
'Minimum effective regulation' and the mining industry
03 / 06 / 2003
An address by Chairman Gary Banks to the Minerals Council of Australia's Annual Industry Seminar on 3 June 2003.
Reducing the Business Costs of Regulation
20 / 03 / 2003
An address by Chairman Gary Banks to the Small Business Coalition in Canberra on 20 March 2003.
The Productivity Commission's gambling inquiry: 3 years on
21 / 11 / 2002
An address by Chairman Gary Banks to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia in Brisbane on 21 November 2002.
Inter-state bidding wars: calling a truce
06 / 11 / 2002
An address by the Chairman to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia in Brisbane, on 6 November 2002.
The Contribution to Public Policy of Prof. Richard Hal Snape, 1936-2002
08 / 10 / 2002
The Chairman, Gary Banks, gave a eulogy on the contribution to public policy of Prof. Richard Hal Snape, Deputy Chairman of the Productivity Commission, at the Armadale Uniting Church, Melbourne on 8 October 2002.
Getting the most out of the WTO and the Doha Round
23 / 08 / 2002
The Chairman's opening presentation to a one-day public hearing on the WTO Doha Round, held by the Trade Sub-Committee of Parliament on 23 August 2002.
Regulating Australia's Infrastructure: Looking Forward
14 / 08 / 2002
An address by Chairman Gary Banks to the National Infrastructure Summit hosted by The Australian Financial Review and AusCID, Melbourne on 14 August 2002.