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Speeches

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

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.

The 'baby and the bath water': avoiding efficiency mishaps in regulating monopoly infrastructure

05 / 07 / 2002

An address by Chairman Gary Banks to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) conference 'Incentive Regulation at the Crossroads' on 5 July 2002.

Australia's interests in the WTO

05 / 04 / 2002

An address given by the Chairman on 5 April 2002 to the conference 'Towards Opportunity and Prosperity' organised by The Australian and The Melbourne Institute.

The Productivity Commission's Automotive Inquiry

26 / 03 / 2002

A presentation by Chairman Gary Banks to the Southern Region of the Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers in Melbourne on 26 March 2002.

Competition Regulation of Infrastructure: Getting the Balance Right

14 / 03 / 2002

A paper presented by Gary Banks to the IIR Conference, National Competition Policy, Seven Years On, in Melbourne on 14 March 2002

The Drivers of Australia's Productivity Surge

07 / 03 / 2002

A paper presented by Chairman Gary Banks to the ABARE Outlook 2002 Conference in Canberra on 7 March 2002.

Reviewing the Service Performance of Australian Governments

20 / 02 / 2002

A speech given by Chairman Gary Banks to the 'Measuring and Managing Government Performance Summit' hosted by the International Quality and Productivity Centre in Canberra on 20 February 2002.

Article on Microreform's Productivity Payoff

18 / 02 / 2002

On 18 February 2002 an article entitled Microreform’s Productivity Payoff, written by the Chairman Gary Banks, was published in The Australian newspaper (under the heading “Complacency the enemy in maintaining the miracle”).

The Role of ICT in Australia's Economic Performance

26 / 09 / 2001

An address by Chairman Gary Banks to the Communications Research Forum, Canberra on 26 September 2001.

Competition and the Public Interest

12 / 07 / 2001

On 12 July 2001 the Chairman, Gary Banks, addressed the National Competition Council Workshop on competition and the public interest.

Challenges for Australia in Regulatory Reform

10 / 07 / 2001

The Chairman gave an address to the conference, Regulation Reform Management and Scrutiny of Legislation, hosted by the NSW State Parliament, Sydney on 10 July 2001.