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Public Transport Pricing - Commission Research Paper

Released: 15 Dec 2021

COVID-19 has decimated public transport patronage and revenue in all Australian cities. The recovery period provides time for state and territory governments to re-think how they price and deliver sustainable public transport services. The report

Compliance Costs of 'Nuisance' Tariffs - Research project

Released: 23 Nov 2021

In the context of the Trade and Assistance Review work program, the Commission has initiated a project to clarify the costs and benefits associated with ‘nuisance tariffs’. That is tariffs that raise little revenue for the Australian Government,

Things You Can’t Drop on Your Feet: An overview of Australia’s services sector productivity - Productivity...

Released: 15 Apr 2021

Features: Service sector growth is a feature of a maturing economy; Service sector facts and myths; Challenges in measuring productivity in the service sector; Measurement issues in service sector productivity; Improving service sector productivity

Supporting Australia's Exports and Attracting Investment - Productivity Commission submission

Released: 7 Oct 2019

This submission responds to a request from the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth: Inquiry into supporting Australia's exports and attracting investment. The request was that the Commission provide material over the past five

Digital Disruption: What do governments need to do? - Commission Research Paper

Released: 15 Jun 2016

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

Productivity in Financial and Insurance Services - Staff Research Note

Released: 18 Feb 2016

As the first service sector to be examined, there are new questions as to what is actually being measured and how well it reflects the underlying concept of productivity.

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: Performance Assessment 2013-14

Released: 2 Dec 2015

This report is the sixth in the series of performance assessments for the Closing the Gap targets. In making its assessments, the Commission has therefore sought to ensure an appropriate degree of comparability with the assessments made by the COAG

Housing Decisions of Older Australians - Commission research paper

Released: 1 Dec 2015

The report is the third flagship research paper and it continues the investigation of issues relating to the ageing of Australia's population, this time focusing on the housing choices made by older Australians.

Report on Government Services 2013 - Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision...

Released: 31 Jan 2013

This Report compares the performance of Australian, State and Territory governments providing a range of services. It contains performance indicators of the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of: early childhood, education and training; justice;

National Agreement Performance Information 2008: National Healthcare Agreement

Released: 7 Jun 2010

The information in this report is intended as an input to the COAG Reform Council's analysis of the National Healthcare Agreement.