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Supporting Australia's Exports and Attracting Investment - Productivity Commission submission

Released: 7 Oct 2019

This submission responds to a request from the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth: Inquiry into supporting Australia's exports and attracting investment. The request was that the Commission provide material over the past five

On Productivity: concepts and measurement - Staff Research Note

Released: 25 Feb 2015

This staff research note aims to shed light on productivity concepts and measurement issues.

Agricultural Competitiveness Taskforce - Productivity Commission Submission

Released: 28 Apr 2014

This submission was made to the Agricultural Competitiveness Taskforce on 17 April 2014. The submission addresses a number of the issues and questions raised in the Agricultural Competitiveness Issues Paper, drawing on projects undertaken by the

On Productivity: the influence of natural resource inputs - Productivity Commission Staff Research Note

Released: 11 Jun 2013

This staff research note, released on 11 June 2013, looks at the effect of one of these other possible sources of change - natural resource inputs.

Modelling the Effects of the EU Common Agricultural Policy - Productivity Commission Staff Working Paper

Released: 3 Dec 2009

A study evaluating the economic impacts of the Common Agricultural Policy using the GTAP model.

Characteristics of Australia's Irrigated Farms - Joint Publication of the Australian Bureau of Statistics...

Released: 27 Sep 2006

A joint publication of the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Productivity Commission which examines the diversity of farm irrigation practices and management - providing a detailed statistical description of farms which use and trade irrigation

Irrigation externalities: pricing and charges - Productivity Commission Staff Working Paper

Released: 14 Mar 2006

This paper discusses the nature and causes of environmental change related to rural water use, and examines the issues surrounding possible charges on water use for water related externalities.

Trends in Australian Agriculture - Commission Research Paper

Released: 5 Jul 2005

This paper examines some of the key trends in Australia’s agriculture sector over the last 20 years.

Modelling Possible Impacts of GM Crops on Australian Trade - Productivity Commission Staff Research Paper

Released: 8 Nov 2002

This paper provides an analysis of the economic and trade implications of the introduction of GM technology in the grains, excluding wheat, and oilseeds sectors.

Pastoral Leases and Non-Pastoral Land Use - Commission Research Paper

Released: 5 Jul 2002

This paper reviews pastoral lease arrangements across jurisdictions in Australia and the extent to which these affect the emergence of non-pastoral land uses.

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