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

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Plan to Identify Planning and Zoning Reforms - Information Paper

Released: 9 Mar 2021

In July 2020, the Council on Federal Financial Relations asked the Commission to prepare a plan to identify planning and zoning reforms that jurisdictions could consider as part of their response to, and recovery from, the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/planning-zoning-reforms

Victoria's Commercial Land Use Zoning - Productivity Reform Case Study

Released: 14 Sep 2020

This case study explores the implementation and impacts of changes to Victoria’s commercial zones over the past decade.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/vic-commercial-zoning

Foreign Investment in Australia - Commission Research Paper

Released: 23 Jun 2020

This research paper looks at the trends, drivers and effects of foreign investment in Australia, and the Australian Government’s foreign investment policy. Foreign investment is beneficial for the Australian economy, but brings some risk which can

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/foreign-investment

Digital Disruption: What do governments need to do? - Commission Research Paper

Released: 15 Jun 2016

This paper focuses on the role of government in the face of potentially disruptive technological change.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/digital-disruption

Developments in Anti-dumping Arrangements - Commission Research Paper

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/antidumping-developments

Productivity in Financial and Insurance Services - Staff Research Note

Released: 18 Feb 2016

As the first service sector to be examined, there are new questions as to what is actually being measured and how well it reflects the underlying concept of productivity.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/productivity-financial-insurance-services

International Education Services - Commission Research Paper

Released: 30 Apr 2015

This paper focuses on the two key policy levers the Government has at its disposal to influence International Education Services (IES): the visa system and regulation aimed at providing quality assurance in the delivery of education to international

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/international-education

Examining Barriers to More Efficienct Gas Markets - Commission Research Paper

Released: 31 Mar 2015

This paper examines issues relating to different stages of the gas supply chain in the eastern Australian gas market, against the backdrop of integration with the Asia-Pacific market.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/gas-markets

Competition Policy Review - Productivity Commission submission

Released: 27 Jun 2014

This submission was made to the Competition Policy Review on 25 June 2014 and publicly released on 27 June 2014. The submission draws on previous Commission work that addresses competition-related issues and policy processes for developing

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/competition-policy-review

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

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/agricultural-competitiveness-taskforce