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

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Part IIIB – Why There is No Economic Case for Additional Access Regulations

Released: 27 Aug 2021

This paper by Stephen King was a background paper for a presentation to a session of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) / Australian Energy Regulator (AER) Regulatory Conference.

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

Prudential Regulation of Investment in Australia's Export Industries

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

Plan to Identify Planning and Zoning Reforms

Released: 9 Mar 2021

In July 2020, the Council on Federal Financial Relations asked the Commission to prepare a plan to identify planning and zoning reforms that jurisdictions could consider as part of their response to, and recovery from, the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/planning-zoning-reforms

Regulatory Technology

Released: 9 Oct 2020

This information paper has its origins in the Council of Federal Financial Relations, and is intended to support consideration of opportunities to improve regulatory administration and compliance through technology.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/regulatory-technology

Victoria's Commercial Land Use Zoning

Released: 14 Sep 2020

This case study explores the implementation and impacts of changes to Victoria’s commercial zones over the past decade.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/vic-commercial-zoning

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

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

Vulnerable Private Renters: Evidence and Options

Released: 25 Sep 2019

This research paper examines the experiences of vulnerable people in the private rental market and the consequences of those experiences, where possible. It also discusses the policy environment affecting outcomes for vulnerable renters, and private

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/renters

Digital Disruption: What do governments need to do?

Released: 15 Jun 2016

This paper focuses on the role of government in the face of potentially disruptive technological change.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/digital-disruption

Developments in Anti-Dumping Arrangements

Released: 29 Feb 2016

This research paper provides an economic stocktake of recent anti-dumping activity and the changes to Australia's anti-dumping system since the Commission's last report.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/antidumping-developments

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