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Australia's Oil and Gas Reserves - Productivity Commission submission

Released: 11 Nov 2019

The submission summarises some observations from various Commission studies. The first section of the submission explores the reasons for government regulation of petroleum (oil and gas) resources. The rest of the submission briefly discusses the

Vulnerable Private Renters: Evidence and Options - Commission Research Paper

Released: 25 Sep 2019

This research paper examines the experiences of vulnerable people in the private rental market and the consequences of those experiences, where possible. It also discusses the policy environment affecting outcomes for vulnerable renters, and private

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.

Housing Decisions of Older Australians - Commission research paper

Released: 1 Dec 2015

The report is the third flagship research paper and it continues the investigation of issues relating to the ageing of Australia's population, this time focusing on the housing choices made by older Australians.

Behavioural Economics and Public Policy - Productivity Commission Conference Proceeding

Released: 9 Aug 2007

Proceedings of the roundtable, Behavioural Economics and Public Policy, held in Melbourne on 8 and 9 August 2007.

Rethinking Regulation - Taskforce on Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Business Report

Released: 7 Apr 2006

This report for the Taskforce on Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Business was released on 7 April 2006.

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.

Genetically Modified Products: A Consumer Choice Framework - Productivity Commission Staff Working Paper

Released: 20 Jul 2000

This paper presents an economic framework to examine issues related to GM products and consumer choice, and briefly reviews several policy options.

Regulating Services Trade: Matching Policies to Objectives - Productivity Commission Conference Paper

Released: 22 Jun 2000

Professor Richard Snape, Deputy Chairman of the Productivity Commission, presented this paper to the Eleventh Annual NBER East Asian Seminar held in Seoul, 22-24 June, 2000.

Using Consumer Views in Performance Indicators for Children's Services - Steering Committee for the Review...

Released: 22 Feb 2000

This report written by Lyn Gain was commissioned by the Steering Committee for the Review of Commonwealth/State Service Provision. The views expressed in the report are those of the consultant, Lyn Gain, and do not necessarily reflect the views of

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