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

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Trade and Assistance Review 2019-20 - Trade and Assistance Review

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

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 - Trade and Assistance Review

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

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 - Trade and Assistance Review

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 - Trade and Assistance Review

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 - Trade and Assistance Review

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 Efficient Gas Markets

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

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

On Productivity: the influence of natural resource inputs

Released: 11 Jun 2013

This staff research note, released on 11 June 2013, looks at the effect of one of these other possible sources of change - natural resource inputs.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/natural-resource-inputs