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Integrated Urban Water Management — Why a good idea seems hard to implement - Commission Research Paper

Released: 18 Mar 2020

This research paper examines the policy and implementation frameworks currently governing the urban water sector to identify where there may be impediments to the adoption of Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM).

The Net Social Revenue Approach to Solving Computable General Equilibrium Models - Productivity Commission...

Released: 13 Dec 2019

This staff working paper presents the proof of concept and illustrates the application using a standard small Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model.

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

Environmental Policy Analysis: A Guide to Non-Market Valuation

Released: 14 Jan 2014

The objective of this paper is to examine the validity and reliability of various non-market valuation methods, the case for using non-market valuation in environmental policy analysis, and how best use can be made of non-market valuation in

On Sustainability: an economic approach - Productivity Commission Staff Research Note

Released: 14 May 2013

This staff research note, released on 14 May 2013, illustrates possible interpretations of sustainability and what they imply for policy analysis by using an economic framework for exploring the issues.

COAG's Regulatory and Competition Reform Agenda: A high level assessment of the gains - Productivity...

Released: 3 Aug 2012

The Productivity Commission was requested to conduct a 'preliminary high-level review' of sixteen areas of reform identified by COAG at its April 2012 meeting. The Commission's paper was provided on 29 June 2012 to the cross jurisdictional Taskforce

A 'Sustainable' Population? - Key Policy Issues - Productivity Commission Roundtable Proceedings

Released: 1 Jul 2011

The Commission held a Roundtable on A 'Sustainable' Population?- Key Policy Issues, at Old Parliament House in Canberra on 21-22 March 2011. The proceedings of the roundtable were released in July 2011.

Productivity Commission Submission to the Taskforce on the Sustainable Population Strategy for Australia

Released: 6 May 2011

Submission made by the Productivity Commission to the Taskforce on the Sustainable Population Strategy for Australia.

Promoting Better Environmental Outcomes - Productivity Commission Conference Proceedings

Released: 24 Mar 2009

The Productivity Commission convened a roundtable Promoting Better Environmental Outcomes at Old Parliament House, Canberra on 20 August 2008.

Water reform, property rights and hydrological realities - Productivity Commission Conference Paper

Released: 2 Nov 2006

This paper by Neil Byron and Gavan Dwyer, was presented to the Melbourne Institute 2006 Economic and Social Outlook Conference, Making the Boom Pay: Securing the Next Generation of Prosperity, at the University of Melbourne, 2-3 November 2006.

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