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

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Compliance Costs of 'Nuisance' Tariffs - Research project

Released: 23 Nov 2021

In the context of the Trade and Assistance Review work program, the Commission has initiated a project to clarify the costs and benefits associated with ‘nuisance tariffs’. That is tariffs that raise little revenue for the Australian Government,

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/current/nuisance-tariffs

Australian Manufacturing Industry - Productivity Commission submission

Released: 17 Sep 2021

The Productivity Commission made a submission to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into the Australian Manufacturing Industry. The submission addresses the role that the Australian manufacturing industry has played, is playing and

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/manufacturing-industry

Trade and Assistance Review 2019-20

Released: 14 Jul 2021

The review contains the Commission’s latest quantitative estimates of Australian Government assistance to industry, and provides a summary of developments in industry assistance, trade policy and foreign investment over the past year.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/trade-assistance/2019-20

Prudential Regulation of Investment in Australia's Export Industries - Productivity Commission submission

Released: 29 Apr 2021

The Productivity Commission made a submission in April 2021 to the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth Inquiry into Prudential Regulation of Investment in Australia's Export Industries. This submission draws on a range of work

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/export-investment-regulation

Australia’s Long Term Productivity Experience - Productivity Insights 2020

Released: 19 Nov 2020

Features: COVID-19 has ended Australia’s recession-free streak; Learning from past recessions; Working smarter not harder has been key; Australia’s high standard of living is not guaranteed; The role of policy in Australia’s shifting fortunes;

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/productivity-insights/long-term

Certain Aspects of the Treaty-Making Process in Australia - Productivity Commission submission

Released: 6 Aug 2020

The Productivity Commission made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties in reference to its inquiry into Certain Aspects of the Treaty-Making Process in Australia. This submission draws on a range of work undertaken by the

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/treaty-making

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

Trade and Assistance Review 2018-19

Released: 29 Apr 2020

The review contains the Commission's latest quantitative estimates of Australian Government assistance to industry and an outline of recent developments in industry assistance and trade policy that may affect assistance estimates in future years.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/trade-assistance/2018-19

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

Supporting Australia's Exports and Attracting Investment - Productivity Commission submission

Released: 7 Oct 2019

This submission responds to a request from the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth: Inquiry into supporting Australia's exports and attracting investment. The request was that the Commission provide material over the past five

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/supporting-exports

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