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

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Small Business Access to Finance: The evolving lending market - Commission Research Paper

Released: 30 Sep 2021

This paper examines how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) access debt finance in Australia. It finds that the recent emergence of new products and lenders, enabled by a supportive regulatory environment and innovative use of data and technology,

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/business-finance

Plan to Identify Planning and Zoning Reforms - Information Paper

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

Victoria's Commercial Land Use Zoning - Productivity Reform Case Study

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

Growing the Digital Economy and Maximising Opportunities for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) - Commission...

Released: 14 Feb 2019

This joint Australian and New Zealand report looks at the broad challenges and opportunities created by the digital economy and at what institutional and regulatory settings by the Australian and New Zealand Governments would be most effective.

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

Interventions to Support Carers of People with Dementia - Productivity Commission What Works Review

Released: 18 Oct 2018

This review considered support for carers of older people with dementia to assess whether these supports can prevent or delay entry into residential aged care.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/report-on-government-services/what-works/dementia-support

Australia's International Tourism Industry - Commission research paper

Released: 26 Feb 2015

The Commission examined trends, drivers and barriers to growth in the Australian international tourism industry. The paper was released on 26 February 2015.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/international-tourism

Productivity in Australia's Wholesale and Retail Trade - Productivity Commission Staff Research Paper

Released: 4 Oct 2000

This paper examines the productivity performance of the wholesale and retail trade sectors in light of their significant contribution to Australia's record productivity performance in the 1990s.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/wholesale-retail

Restrictions on Trade in Distribution Services - Productivity Commission Staff Research Paper

Released: 16 Aug 2000

This paper focuses on wholesale and retail trade and government restrictions on trade in distribution services.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/distribution-restrictions