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

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.

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

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

Vulnerable Private Renters: Evidence and Options - Commission Research Paper

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

Tax and Transfer Incidence in Australia - Commission working paper

Released: 7 Oct 2015

This paper sheds light on how Australia's tax and transfer system functions to distribute income across the population and over lifetimes. It presents a descriptive analysis to inform public debate about the distributive impacts of the tax and

Effects of Mutual Recognition of Imputation Credits - Conference Paper

Released: 21 Apr 2015

This paper by Tim Murray was released on 21 April 2015. It uses a small, custom-built, international computable general equilibrium (CGE) model to analyse the potential impacts of implementing the mutual recognition of imputation credits (MRIC)

Competition Policy Review - Productivity Commission submission

Released: 27 Jun 2014

This submission was made to the Competition Policy Review on 25 June 2014 and publicly released on 27 June 2014. The submission draws on previous Commission work that addresses competition-related issues and policy processes for developing

Regulator Audit Framework - Productivity Commission Submission

Released: 19 Mar 2014

This paper was released on 19 March 2014 and provides a framework for auditing the performance of regulators.

COAG's Regulatory and Competition Reform Agenda: A high level assessment of the gains - Productivity...

Released: 3 Aug 2012

The Productivity Commission was requested to conduct a 'preliminary high-level review' of sixteen areas of reform identified by COAG at its April 2012 meeting. The Commission's paper was provided on 29 June 2012 to the cross jurisdictional Taskforce

Productivity Commission Submission to the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network

Released: 30 Jul 2009

This Productivity Commission submission was made to the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network on 30 July 2009.

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