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Things you can’t drop on your feet: An overview of Australia’s services sector productivity - PC...

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

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?

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

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

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 - Report on Government Services

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 Healthcare Agreement - National Agreement Performance Reporting

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.

Efficiency Measures for Child Protection and Support Pathways

Released: 15 May 2005

The report provides the basis for a major advance in the way child protection performance is assessed, reflecting fundamental shifts in notions of both service delivery and government financial accountability.

Superannuation in the Costing of Government Services

Released: 21 Sep 1998

A Steering Committee research paper on the way superannuation is costed in calculating service costs for the annual 'Report on Government Services'.