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

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Public Transport Pricing - Commission Research Paper

Released: 15 Dec 2021

COVID-19 has decimated public transport patronage and revenue in all Australian cities. The recovery period provides time for state and territory governments to re-think how they price and deliver sustainable public transport services. The report

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/public-transport

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

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

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/oil-gas-reserves

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

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/renters

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

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/housing-decisions-older-australians

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