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

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Superannuation Policy for Post-Retirement

Released: 7 Jul 2015

This report is a detailed analysis of two aspects of superannuation policy affecting the post-retirement phase: What might happen if the age that individuals can access their superannuation (the 'preservation age') were raised? Is the way people

An Ageing Australia: Preparing for the Future

Released: 22 Nov 2013

This report focuses on the effects of ageing on economic output (underpinned by changes in population, participation and productivity) and the resulting implications for government budgets were current policy settings to be maintained. In that

National Partnership Agreement on Essential Vaccines - National Partnership Performance...

Released: 26 Aug 2011

Paragraph 40 of the National Partnership Agreement on Essential Vaccines specifies that the COAG Reform Council will annually assess the performance of each State and Territory against the improvement areas referred to in Clause 35(b) of the

Multifactor Productivity Growth Cycles at the Industry Level

Released: 21 Jul 2011

This paper examines multifactor productivity growth cycles at the industry level in Australia and the considerable variation in these cycles across industries and the market sector.

A 'Sustainable' Population? - Key Policy Issues

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.

Sustainable Population Strategy Taskforce

Released: 6 May 2011

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

Population and Migration: Understanding the Numbers

Released: 9 Dec 2010

This research paper explores some of the factors affecting Australia's population growth over the years.


Released: 30 Jun 2009

FERTMOD is an Excel-based program that projects Australia's population, given assumptions about fertility, mortality, and net migration. It is simple to use and requires little input from users. In many cases, users can simply enter one parameter to

Recent Trends in Australian Fertility

Released: 5 Aug 2008

This paper examines some reasons for the recent trends in Australian fertility.

Migration, Trade and Investment

Released: 21 Feb 2008

This paper focuses on how migrants affect living standards by strengthening international social and business networks, thereby facilitating trade and investment flows.