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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

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

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

Trade and Assistance Review 2017-18

Released: 12 Jun 2019

This year's review contains the Commission's latest quantitative estimates of Australian Government assistance to industry. It also provides information on tax concessions and budgetary outlays that may be construed as assistance. A theme chapter

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/trade-assistance/2017-18

Trade and Assistance Review 2016-17

Released: 26 Apr 2018

This year's review explores how Australia should best respond to the USA using its leverage to protect their domestic industries.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/trade-assistance/2016-17

Trade and Assistance Review 2015-16

Released: 29 Jul 2017

This year's review explores how recent developments such as the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, assistance responses to Arrium going into receivership and other events in the Upper Spencer Gulf, government proposals for investment in

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/trade-assistance/2015-16

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

On Productivity: concepts and measurement - Staff Research Note

Released: 25 Feb 2015

This staff research note aims to shed light on productivity concepts and measurement issues.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/concepts-measurement