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Through our research the Commission contributes to the public debate and encourage informed policy discussion.

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Trade and Assistance Review 2016-17 - Trade and Assistance Review

Released: 26 Apr 2018

This year's review explores how Australia should best respond to the USA using its leverage to protect their domestic industries.


Trade and Assistance Review 2015-16 - Trade and Assistance Review

Released: 29 Jul 2017

This year's review explores how recent developments such as the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, assistance responses to Arrium going into receivership and other events in the Upper Spencer Gulf, government proposals for investment in


Trade and Assistance Review 2014-15 - Trade and Assistance Review

Released: 25 Jul 2016

This year's review explores how the size and nature of the assistance estimates might be influenced by recent developments such as the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, the Defence Industry Statement and submarine procurement, programs to


Developments in Anti-Dumping Arrangements

Released: 29 Feb 2016

This research paper provides an economic stocktake of recent anti-dumping activity and the changes to Australia's anti-dumping system since the Commission's last report.


On Productivity: concepts and measurement

Released: 25 Feb 2015

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


Agricultural Competitiveness Taskforce

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

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

Released: 3 Dec 2009

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


Irrigated Farms

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

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.